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Itzhak


  • The Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center 20 Terry Street Patchogue, NY, 11772 United States (map)

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Showtimes:

Tues, Apr 24 - 2:45 P
Wed, Apr 25 - 5:15 P


From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to...Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman's violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; "praying with the violin," says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick's enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. Itzhak himself is funny, irreverent and self-deprecating, and here his life story unspools in conversations with masterful musicians, family and friends, and most endearingly his devoted wife of 50 years, Toby. Itzhak and Toby's lives are dedicated to their large, loving, Jewish family in NYC and their continual support of young musicians. As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, ITZHAK is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love.

"We get to know the man: the jovial grandfather, the joke teller, the dedicated husband, the patient teacher and loyal friend..." — Gayle MacDonald, Globe and Mail

"A joyous film about a joyous man." — Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com

Directed by Alison Chernick
Featuring Itzhak Perlman, Toby Perlman, Alan Alda
Running Time 1 hr 20 mins
Rating NR

General Admission: $9 * Students: $7 * Members: $6 * Children (12 & Under): $5



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