Join us for the Brooklyn premiere of Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler, the sole documentary on one of the greatest violinists of all time. This film features Heifetz family home movies and photos from 1903-1987. Sponsored by the Colburn School, EuroArts, WDR, Arte, Peter Rosen’s film portrays an artist for whom only perfection would do, a musical virtuoso who set the standards for nearly a century.
Heifetz was a prestigious concert artist so well known in popular culture, his name became shorthand for greatness. This unique film includes interviews with the great violinists of his generation, as well as many of his former students, describing how Heifetz was a legendary but mysterious figure whose story expresses the dual nature of artistic genius: the enigma of how a mortal man lives with immortal gifts – gifts he must honor, but which extract a lifelong price.
“When I spoke with him, I thought, “I can’t believe it. I’m talking to God!” -Itzhak Perlman
Presentation by Peter Rosen.
About Peter Rosen
Peter Rosen has produced and directed over 100 full-length films and television programs which have been distributed world-wide and have won awards at all the major film festivals. He has worked directly with some of the most important figures in the arts such as Leonard Bernstein, Yo-Yo Ma, Beverly Sills, Sherrill Milnes, Stephen Sondheim, Alexander Godunov, Midori, Martha Graham, Placido Domingo, Van Cliburn, Claudio Arrau, Byron Janis, I. M. Pei, and Garrison Keillor.
In English, with simultaneous translation to Russian by Anastasia Orlyanskaya.

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