From Schubert to Strauss, from Bach to Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s transcendent violin playing evokes the depth of the human experience. This enchanting documentary details the virtuoso’s own struggles as a polio survivor and Jewish émigré, and reminds us why art is vital to life. His mastery of the instrument takes him from his small neighborhood in Tel Aviv to the world’s most prominent stages - we hear his perspective on music and life.
In award-winning documentaries profiling major contemporary artists, director Alison Chernick has succeeded in capturing the thoughts and processes of this century's most prolific visual artists. Creating a bridge between contemporary art and film, she initially conceived a series profiling artists for television, and launched an artist exposé series for Rainbow-Media with her first feature film, < The Jeff Koons Show >.