Thursday, March 8, 2018

ITZHAK plays on on April 16th at the Port Jefferson Documentary Series

DATE/TIME: Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 7PM
LOCATION: Theatre Three
412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, New York, 11777
TICKET PRICES: $7.00 general admission, tickets at the door (No Credit Cards)


An impressionist, fly-on-the-wall portrait, ITZHAK examines the life and glorious music of Israeli-born Itzhak Perlman, widely considered the greatest living violinist. For over a year, filmmaker Alison Chernick follows the virtuoso around the world, portraying his huge passion and spirit. Wheelchair-bound from childhood polio, Perlman recounts overcoming obstacles with humor and talent, the devotion of wife Toby always shining through. Archival materials and performance clips, including a breakthrough appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show at age 13, combine with behindthe-
scenes moments of the venerated artist in rehearsal, teaching classes, attending award shows, and collaborating with colleagues. Perlman’s musical discipline is contrasted with an intimate view of his home life, as a modern Jewish family embraces its heritage in a changing world.

Sponsored by the Greater Port Jefferson/ Northern Brookhaven Arts Council, the Port Jefferson Documentary Series brings directors, producers or stars of each film into the theater for an up-close and personal question-and-answer session. Our guest speaker will be the director, Alison Chernick.

Co-Sponsored by the North Shore Jewish Center and the Stony Brook University Dept. of Music

Running Time: 82 minutes; Year: 2017; Country: USA; Language: English

PORT JEFFERSON DOCUMENTARY SERIES ( is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Suffolk County Office of Film and Cultural Affairs, Steve Bellone, County Executive

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