Expected to Attend: Director Alison Chernick; film subjects Itzhak Perlman, Toby Perlman

NYC PREMIERE Widely considered the greatest living violinist, Itzhak Perlman takes us on a journey through his music and life. Filmmaker Alison Chernick (Matthew Barney: No Restraint) gains privileged access to Perlman with his family, friends and colleagues. Wheelchair-bound from childhood polio, he recounts stories of overcoming obstacles with his talent and humor. We follow him in eclectic settings, from performing with Billy Joel to visiting his native land, Israel. The film offers a poignant portrait of an artist seeking to bridge the past and the present and, through his students, the future.






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Director: Alison Chernick
Producer: Alison Chernick, co-producer American Masters Pictures,  executive producers Michael Kantor, Penny Lieberman 
Cinematographer: Daniel Kedem, Christopher Gallo, Mikko Timonen, Chris Dapkins
Editor: Helen Yum
Music: Itzhak Perlman
Running Time: 82
Language: English, Hebrew
Country: USA, Israel
Year: 2017