Nominated for a 2019 Grammy for Best Music Documentary, Itzhak uncovers the story of a polio survivor who became one of classical music’s superstars, while also exploring themes of Jewish identity, Jewish history, humor and love. This engaging documentary explores Perlman’s life beyond the violin and features stunning performances as well as interviews with Billy Joel, Alan Alda, cellist Mischa Maisky and others for an intimate and rare window into the life and character of this iconic performer.
“Shows how even a violin whiz can crack wise.” Washington Post
“A joyous film about a joyous man.” Roger Ebert
This program is made possible by the Bernard Osher Foundation, the Lunder Foundation, and the Sam L. Cohen Foundation.
Documentary / Dir: Alison Chernick / 2017 / USA / 82 min
Miami JFF, Palm Springs International FF, Palm Beach JFFl, Atlanta JFF, Boulder International FF, San Francisco JFF, Washington JFF, Festival, Boston JFF, Seattle JFFl, Gold Coast International FFl, Philadelphia Israeli FF, Annapolis FF, Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival, Ashland FFl, Louisiana International FF, River Run FF
Bangor Mall Cinemas
557 Stillwater Avenue, Bangor
Sunday, March 17, 11:30am
This film is also being shown at the Bangor Mall Cinemas on Mar 17 at 11:30 AM