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Join us for the Documentary Film Screening – Itzhak (2018)

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

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. Itzhak himself is funny, irreverent and self-deprecating, and here his life story unspools in conversations with masterful musicians, family, and friends, 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 in Israel. 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. 82 min.

Showing at the Arizona Jewish Historical Society, 122 E. Culver Street, Phoenix 85004

Details

Date:
December 10
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://azjhs.org/Film_Series.html

Organizer

Larry Bell
Phone:
602-241-7870
Email:
lbell@azjhs.org
Website:
azjhs.org

Venue

Arizona Jewish Historical Society
122 East Culver Street
Phoenix, 85004 United States
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Phone:
702-241-7870