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Sunday Mar 04 07:00 PM
Tuesday Mar 06 01:00 PM
Wednesday Mar 07 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of the Honolulu Jewish Film Festival 2018.

Directed by Alison Chernick. USA. 2017. 80 min.
If there’s anyone who personifies the resilience, the vision and ultimately the contribution of the Jewish people, it’s Itzhak Perlman. His chosen instrument is the violin—the vehicle he has used to overcome his own challenges and express himself to the world. In Perlman and his music, we hear the story of obstacles and survival, we trace the path of the Jewish people from the chaos of Europe to the promise of Israel, we see the comfort of home and family and witness how humor and talent combine with discipline and drive. 

This documentary chronicles Perlman’s tales of growing up as the child of Polish survivors, and how his mastery of the violin took him from his small Tel Aviv neighborhood to the world’s most prominent stages. We also hear his perspective on music and life. Through Itzhak Perlman, we’re able to see an artist at work, a modern Jewish family embracing its heritage while living in a world of changing expectations, and how the legacy of the Jewish people and the violin are knitted together in one remarkable human being.

Sunday, March 4 at 7pm: The film will be introduced by Rachel Saul, Honolulu Symphony violinist.

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