“Itzhak” film receives praise from premiere at Hamptons Fest

“Itzhak” film receives praise from premiere at Hamptons Fest

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, Toby Perlman, Itzhak Perlman, director Alison Chernick, and Hamptons International Film Festival co-chair Randy Mastro at opening night of the Hamptons International Film Festival (Photo credit: Max Szadek)

On October 5th, the film “Itzhak”, the new documentary about Itzhak Perlman, received it world premiere at opening night of the 25th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival, starting the festival off on a great note.

In a review of the festival, Doris Toumarkine of the Film Journal International raved that the festival was “an all-around celebration”. “Front-loaded with its best lineup ever, the 25th annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) was an all-round celebration.” Of its opening-night feature, “Itzhak,” Toumarkine wrote that the film, directed by Alison Chernick,, was “a close-up look at the beloved Itzhak Perlman, the warm, brilliant Israeli-born violin prodigy and his passion for music and teaching. Teeming with classical music he performs or conducts, the doc also shows Perlman as a gentle, grateful and generous person who inspires.”

Click here to read the full review of the festival.

The documentary isn’t the only way to see Itzhak Perlman play, as his performance season is now underway! Click here for his concert schedule.