Watch: Itzhak 2017 123movies, Full Movie Online – A look at the life, work and religious heritage of violinist Itzhak Perlman..
Plot: 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 Show, Matthew 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. Features new interviews with the world-renowned violinist, his family, friends and colleagues including Billy Joel, Alan Alda, pianist Martha Argerich and cellist Mischa Maisky.
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|7.4/10 Votes: 317|
|90% | RottenTomatoes|
|69/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 7 Popularity: 2.108 | TMDB|
Excellent biography of a great man
Itzhak (2017) is a brilliant documentary written and directed by Alison Chernick. It stars Itzhak Perlman and his wife, Toby Perlman.
Itzhak Perlman is the leading violinist of our day. However, even more important than that, he’s a mensch. Perlman is clearly a thoughtful and joyous man. What makes this documentary so good is that director Chernick brings out this quality of Perlman. It’s there on the screen, where we can all see it. Great artists can be brooding and antisocial. Not Perlman. He plays, he laughs, and he enjoys life.
If you love music, this is a must-see film. If you don’t love music, you will still enjoy it because it gives a good insight into the man himself.
We saw Itzhak at the excellent Dryden Theatre in the George Eastman Museum. It was screened at the wonderful Rochester Jewish Film Festival. It will work very well on the small screen. This movie has an excellent IMDb rating of 7.7. I think it’s even better than that.
Wonderful & Engaging Documentary
This is a wonderful documentary, directed by Alison Chernick, bringing to the screen the larger-than-life personality and brilliant violin playing of Itzhak Perlman.
I’ll admit I know little about classical music but when Perlman performs on screen I was just spellbound. The film also highlights his long time marriage and partnership with his wife Dory and how they share many of the same interests, including wanting to help talented young musicians.
Overall, I just found this doc to be extremely well presented and engaging and, as mentioned, the music of Perlman is just magnificent.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 22 min (82 min)
Rated Not Rated
Director Alison Chernick
Writer Alison Chernick, Helen Yum
Actors Itzhak Perlman, Toby Perlman, Alan Alda
Country Israel, United States
Awards 2 wins & 1 nomination
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