Film Festival Kick-Off: Itzhak

Sat. Jan 5, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm CST
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Price: $9.50
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18 days away
Price: $9.50
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Film Festival Kick-Off: Itzhak

Dessert reception @ 7pm; Film @ 7:30pm.


Please note: tickets purchased at the door are $15; tickets purchased on the phone or in-person are $10.


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. Director Alison Chernick’s (The Jeff Koons ShowMatthew Barney: No Restraint) new documentary provides an intimate, cinéma vérité look at the remarkable life and career of this musician, widely considered the world’s greatest violinist. 


The film looks beyond the 16-time Grammy-winning musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. In the film, Perlman’s life story unfolds through conversations with fellow musicians and friends, including Billy Joel, Alan Alda, pianist Martha Argerich, cellist Mischa Maisky, and his wife of 50 years, Toby. The Perlmans dedicate their lives to their large Jewish family in New York City, shared love for music and continual support of young musicians. 

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Barshop JCC Auditorium 12500 NW Military Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78231
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