Event Venue:WNET Tisch Studios
130 West 66th Street
New York, NY 10023
Event Date:Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | Doors open 6:30 PM, film starts 7 PM
Please join the Hermitage Museum Foundation for a Sreening of Grammy Nominated Film, Itzhak, followed by conversation with director, Alison Chernick.
Open seating, free event.
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, the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. 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.
DIRECTED BY Alison Chernick
EDITED BY Helen Yum