Music, Documentary
Israel | English | 1h 20min

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. Director Alison Chernick’s (The Jeff Koons Show, Matthew Barney: No Restraint) new documentary provides an intimate, cinéma vérité look at the remarkable life and career of this musician, widely considered the world’s greatest violinist. Features new interviews with the world-renowned violinist, his family, friends and colleagues including Billy Joel, Alan Alda, pianist Martha Argerich and cellist Mischa Maisky.

Cast View all

Itzhak Perlman Himself
Toby Perlman Herself
Alan Alda Himself
Billy Joel Himself
George Bush Himself
George W. Bush Himself
Zubin Mehta Himself
Benjamin Netanyahu Himself
Barack Obama Himself
Luciano Pavarotti Himself
Steven Spielberg Himself
Barbra Streisand Herself
Ed Sullivan Himself

Crew View all

Director Alison Chernick
Writer Helen Yum, Alison Chernick
Producer Michael Kantor, Alison Chernick, Penny Lieberman
Photography Chris Dapkins, Daniel Kedem, Christopher Gallo, Mikko Timonen


Barcode Format Region Released Edition
738329235277 DVD 1 Nov 06, 2018