Itzhak Perlman’s documentary to open the 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival on October 5, 2017
Variety Magazine announced today that “ITZHAK”, a new documentary about Itzhak Perlman by Alison Chernick, will be premiered at the 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival. It will open the festival’s 25th anniversary season. Perlman will be in attendance at the premiere on Thursday, October 5th at the Guild Hall of East Hampton. Seven other films will also have their World Premieres at HIFF25.
Hamptons International Film Festival Artistic Director, David Nugent, said, “We are thrilled to announce Alison Chernick’s “ITZHAK” as our opening night feature, and to have the talented Itzhak Perlman himself join us for our anniversary year. This diverse array of films announced today, many with local ties, are sure to be some of the most talked about films at this year’s Festival.”
HIFF also wrote: “Exploring the ways in which Perlman’s passion for music allowed him to find a platform for personal expression against tremendous circumstances, Chernick creates a portrait of a man whose remarkable will to survive is never removed from his tremendous generosity and humor. Through it all, the discipline we see at work is starkly contrasted with the world we see at home, as a modern Jewish family continues to embrace their heritage against a world of changing expectations.”
HIFF 25th Anniversary passes and packages will go on sale on Tuesday, September 5th and can be purchased here.