STARS: Itzhak Perlman, Toby Perlman, Billy Joel, Alan Alda, Evgeny Kissin, Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich.

DIRECTOR: Alison Chernick

85% Rotten Tomatoes

“A love story on so many levels – Perlman’s love of music, of the violin, of life itself!”
Ray Rogers • The Hollywood Reporter


Not rated 

Runtime: 1:25

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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.

Tickets on sale Tuesday, May 22nd online and at the Bear Tooth box office!