Friday, December 14, 2018
In the documentary Itzhak we experience the music and the joy that personifies Itzhak Pearlman. From his young start, to his education, to his marriage and family, to his performances, to his education camps, to his travels, we see the diverse life of a man grounded in music. The enthusiasm, energy and humor in his life is inspiring. I enjoyed a segment of the film where he is driving through Tel Aviv talking about Jewish history and Pearlman says, "Jewgle could explain Jewish history." And then there are his performances. Inspired and gorgeous, the man and his violin become one as soon as his bow hits the strings. A lovely film, a lovely life.