The new American Masters Pictures documentary Itzhak world premieres at the 25th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) as the festival’s opening night film on Thursday, October 5, at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York. Itzhak Perlman, an East End resident, will be in attendance.
If there’s anyone who personifies the resilience, the vision and, ultimately, the contribution of the Jewish people, it’s Perlman. The violin is his chosen instrument, the vehicle Perlman uses to overcome his own challenges and express himself to the world. Through the man and his music, hear a story of obstacles and survival, trace the path of the Jewish people from the chaos of Europe to the promise of Israel, see the comfort of home and family, and witness how humor and talent combine with discipline and drive in filmmaker Alison Chernick’s Itzhak.
The documentary will premiere on American Masters in 2018 on PBS.