MWPAI Film Series: Itzhak

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MWPAI Film Series
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May 2 & 4
2 and 7:30 pm

Directed by Alison Chernick, 2018, United States, Not Rated, 82 min.

Hailed as the world’s greatest living violinist, Itzhak Perlman is presented in a highly personal light in Itzhak, revealing his appealing personality and deep passion for music. The film explores Perlman’s remarkable biography as an immigrant of humble origins and a childhood victim of polio who went from young violin prodigy (debuting at 13 on “The Ed Sullivan Show”) to established international star, balancing a demanding performance schedule with a robust family life. Funny, irreverent and self-deprecating, Perlman is seen rehearsing with fellow musicians Evgeny Kissin and Mischa Maisky, trading stories in his kitchen with longtime friend Alan Alda, enthusiastically attending a Mets baseball game, teaching classes with eager young students, and sharing a loving marriage with Toby, his wife of over 50 years, in a close-knit household steeped in Jewish traditions. As delightful and fascinating as the famous violinist himself, Itzhak is an unforgettable portrait of musical virtuosity enclosed in warmth, humor and love.

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Tickets are on sale 30 minutes prior to each screening.

  • Admission:
    $6 MWPAI Members
    $8 General Admission
    $4 Students
    Free for PrattMWP Students
  • Film Passbooks that don't expire:
    10 discounted admissions are available
    at the Performing Arts Ticket Office:
    $55 for MWPAI Members
    $75 for General Admission

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