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New Itzhak Perlman Documentary to be Released at over 70 U.S. Theaters Nationwide

The new documentary film, ‘Itzhak’, about the life of violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, is to be released in coming weeks at over 70 theaters across the United States

It has been announced that the new documentary film, ‘Itzhak’, about the life of violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, is to be released in coming weeks at over 70 theaters across the United States - following a successful opening last week in New York City.

Directed by filmmaker Alison Chernick, the film was recently presented the ‘Audience Award’ for Best Documentary Film at the 2018 Atlanta and Miami Jewish Film Festivals – and the 'Best of Fest' accolade at the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

“I’m thrilled that this film is getting such a wide release nationwide with such positive reviews ... it was pure joy to make and to see it received so well …” Director, Alison Chernick has told The Violin Channel.


“Itzhak Perlman’s musical gifts with violin and bow are legion, so any documentary on him is sure to be fortified with performance pleasure ... what’s especially appealing about Alison Chernick’s Itzhak, however, is how much time we spend with his personality ... which radiates joy about art, thoughtfulness when he reflects on his life as the polio-surviving prodigy who made good, happiness around loved ones, and passion for teaching,” Robert Abele of the LA Times has said.

"Itzhak is a joyous film about a joyous man ... it’s a compact and immensely likable look at virtuoso violinist Itzhak Perlman ... it’s less concerned with covering the totality of his life and career than evoking his life force, which is good-humored, earthy and inspiring,” Matt Zoller Seitz of the Rogerebert has said.

“Whether you’re a classical music fan or not, this sneak peek into the life of an iconic New Yorker will inspire wonder ... of art, music, family ... and maybe even a renewed dedication to your passion,” John Seroff from What Should We Do has said.

“The music in the documentary is wonderful, of course ... and it helps you understand why Perlman is among the two or three best-known classical musicians in the nonclassical world,” John Anderson of America Magazine has said.

'Itzhak' will open in coming weeks at the following US theaters:

March 9, 2018: New York, Landmark Cinema
March 9, 2018: New York, Quad Cinema
March 16, 2018: Los Angeles CA, Laemmle, Royal
March 16, 2018: Pasadena CA, Laemmle, Playhouse
March 16, 2018: Encino CA, Laemmle, Town Center
March 16, 2018: Irvine CA, Regal, Westpark
March 16, 2018: Laguna Niguel CA, ESP, Rancho Niguel
March 16, 2018: Montclair NJ, Bowtie, Clairidge
March 16, 2018: White Plains NY, Bowtie, Cinema 100
March 16, 2018: Manhasset NY, Bowtie, Cinemas
March 16, 2018: Huntington NY, Independent, Cinema Arts
March 16, 2018: Asbury Park NJ, Balcony Releasing, Showroom
March 16, 2018: Kew Gardens NY, Brielle, Kew Gardens
March 16, 2018: Malverne NY, Brielle, Malverne
March 16, 2018: Woodstock NY, Independent, Upstate Films
March 16, 2018: New Haven CT, Bowtie, Criterion
March 16, 2018: Madison CT, Brielle, Madison Art
March 16, 2018: Houston TX, Landmark, River Oaks
March 23, 2018: Cambridge MA, Landmark, Kendall Square
March 23, 2018: Hartford CT, Bowtie, Cinema Palace
March 23, 2018: Cleveland OH, Pacific Film Resources, Cedar Lee
March 23, 2018: Coconut Grove FL, Cinepolis, Grove 14
March 23, 2018: Boca Raton FL, Independent, Living Room
March 23, 2018: Delray Beach FL, Ashurst, Movies of Delray
March 23, 2018: Lake Worth FL, Ashurst, Movies of Lake Worth
March 23, 2018: Jupiter FL, Cinepolis, Jupiter 14
March 23, 2018: Sarasota FL, Adam Birnbaum, Burns Court
March 23, 2018: Scottsdale AZ, Harkins, Shea
March 23, 2018: San Diego CA, Landmark, Hillcrest
March 23, 2018: Santa Barbara CA, Independent, Palm
March 23, 2018: Omaha NE, Balcony Releasing, Film Streams
March 30, 2018: Santa Barbara CA, Independent, Riviera
April 6, 2018: Boston MA, Cinema Film Buying, Newton 6
April 6, 2018: Washington D.C. DC, Landmark, E Street
April 6, 2018: San Francisco CA, Landmark, Opera Plaza
April 6, 2018: Berkeley CA, Landmark, Shattuck
April 6, 2018: San Rafael CA, Pacific Film Resources, Rafael
April 6, 2018: Minneapolis MN, Landmark, Lagoon
April 6, 2018: Chicago IL, Independent, Siskel Film Center
April 6, 2018: Highland Park IL, Landmark, Renaissance Place
April 6, 2018: St. Louis MO, Landmark, Plaza Frontenac
April 6, 2018: Des Moines IA, ESP, Fleur
April 6, 2018: Atlanta CA, Landmark, Midtown Art
April 6, 2018: Toronto ON, Ted Rogers Cinema
April 13, 2018: Palm Desert CA, ESP, Tristone Palm Desert
April 13, 2018: Santa Rosa CA, Pacific Film Resources, Summerfield
April 13, 2018: Kansas City MO, Pacific Film Resources, Tivoli
April 13, 2018: Lincoln NE, Independent, Mary Ross
April 18, 2018: Tunkhannock PA, Jacobs, Dietrick
April 20, 2018: Philadelphia PA, Landmark, Ritz At The Bourse
April 20, 2018: Buffalo NY, Cinema Services, Amherst
April 20, 2018: Louisville KY, Tri-State, Village
April 20, 2018: Memphis TN, Malco, Ridgeway
April 20, 2018: Tulsa OK, Independent, Circle
April 20, 2018: Modesto CA, Independent, State
April 22, 2018: Portsmouth NH, Independent, Music Hall
April 26, 2018: Boothbay Harbor ME, Independent, Harbor
April 26, 2018: Asheville NC, Adam Birnbaum, Fine Arts
April 27, 2018: Portland OR, Independent, Living Room
April 27, 2018: Salt Lake City UT, Balcony Releasing, Broadway
April 27, 2018: Rome NY, Independent, Capitol
May 2, 2018: Stamford CT, Adam Birnbaum, Avon
May 4, 2018: Hunter NY, Adam Birnbaum, Mountain
May 4, 2018: Pittsburgh PA, Jacobs, Squirrel Hill
May 4, 2018: Santa Fe NM, Independent, CCA
May 4, 2018: Ithaca NY, Adam Birnbaum, Cinemaoplis
May 6, 2018: Nevada City CA, Independent, Nevada Theatre
May 11, 2018: Pelham NY, Adam Birnbaum, Picturehouse
May 12, 2018: Bradenton FL, Adam Birnbaum, Lakewood Ranch
June 22, 2018: Tallahassee FL, Independent, Tallahassee Film Society

International rollout to be announced.

Tickets available at:


Bach & Schumann |CD|

Itzhak Perlman, Violin

Martha Argerich, Piano

Release Date: September 30, 2016

Warner Classics

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