Toby Perlman and Itzhak Perlman in a scene from the film ‘Itzhak’ (Photo credit: Voyeur Films)
Alison Chernick’s documentary ITZHAK opens the Hamptons International Film Festival on October 5, 2017.
The documentary examines the life and music of Itzhak Perlman, widely considered one of the world’s greatest living violinists. 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. A co-production of American Masters Pictures for WNET.
The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate independent film — long, short, fiction and documentary — and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to their audiences. The festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all.
Mr. Perlman will be in attendance at the Guild Hall screening on Opening Night! The documentary feature is 82 minutes in length. The 25th annual festival takes places from October 5 to 9, 2017 and will feature seven other films. Luminaries in attendance include Jennifer Garner and Alec Baldwin.
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To see Itzhak Perlman play live, check out his upcoming performances here.