Opening on Friday, April 13 at The Ross, the joyful ITZHAK provides intimate time with violinist Perlman. Good music and good company make “ITZHAK” a pleasure, though those seeking a methodical career overview should look elsewhere than this genial personality sketch of the world-famous violinist. –Dennis Harvey, Variety As a portrait of a marriage forged in respect, love and companionship, “Itzhak” is in its casually wonderful way proof that life is rarely lived as a virtuosic solo. –Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times Think of ITZHAK as a revealing scrapbook of Perlman's favorite stories. –Simon Abrams, Village Voice ITZHAK is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, April 13 through Thursday, April 19. Show times are available at www.TheRoss.org, by consulting your newspaper, or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at 402.472.5353. This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. 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, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. Itzhak himself is funny, irreverent and self-deprecating, and here his life story unspools in conversations with masterful musicians, family and friends, and most endearingly his devoted wife of 50 years, Toby. Itzhak and Toby’s lives are dedicated to their large, loving, Jewish family in NYC and their continual support of young musicians. 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.