28 2021

Federation - Real to Reel Film Series: ITZHAK

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Zoom Event

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The Jewish Federation of Florida’s Gulf Coast is once again pleased to announce the return of the virtual Real to Reel Film Series. The October screening is Itzhak, Directed by Alison Chernick, taking place online via Zoom on Thursday, October 28th, 2021 at 7PM. Tickets are $10, and include a special gift to complement an evening 'at the movies' if purchased prior to October 20th. The event will feature a discussion after the film, moderated by Kara Gold-Harris, as well as a special presentation of the upcoming film selections for the 2021/2022 Real to Reel Series Season. Guests can learn more, view the movie trailer, and purchase tickets for this virtual event at JewishGulfCoast.org/RealtoReel.

As we commemorate National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we are thrilled to present a film that showcases such an iconic and inspiring Jewish musician who rose above the discrimination he faced due to his disability, to become a living legend.


About the film:

2019 Grammy Award for Best Music Film Nominee.

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; “praying with the violin,” says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician, to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, ITZHAK is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love..


“For me, what became transparent after seeing my footage, over and over again, were themes of Jewish identity, Jewish history, humor, love, love for life, love between Itzhak and Toby and of course a shared love for music. These themes all emerged as unique storylines that would resonate independently.”

Alison Chernick, Director of Itzhak


Putchase tickets by clicking HERE.

Please contact info@jewishgulfcoast.org with any questions regarding the event.