If there's anyone who personifies the resilience, the vision, and ultimately the contribution of the Jewish people, it's Itzhak Perlman. The violin is Perlman’s chosen instrument, the vehicle he has used to overcome his own challenges and express himself to the world. In the documentary film "Itzhak" we hear his tales of growing up as the child of Polish survivors, and how his mastery of the instrument takes him from his small neighborhood in Tel Aviv to the world's most prominent stages. In his music, we hear the story of obstacles and survival, we trace the path of the Jewish people from the chaos of Europe to the promise of Israel, we see the comfort of home and family, and witness how humor and talent combine with discipline and drive.

Dir. Alison Chernick (USA/Israel, 2017, 80 min.)

"... the story of the gifted and active musician, the devoted husband and family man, the philanthropist, the sensitive teacher, the good friend, the humble humanitarian, and the man proud of his Jewish heritage. This is a celebration of his life." — Atlanta Jewish Times

Opening Night of 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival

Screening followed by Q&A with Itzhak Perlman and Alison Chernick.

The film will be presnted with open captions and assistive listening devices will be available with audio description as well. 


Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Marlene Myerson JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10023



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