“God’s Fiddler: Jascha Heifetz” at Cinefest

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday, October 9, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location
Owings Mills JCC

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USA (2011) Doc. 88 min.

Not since Paganini had there been such a magician on the violin. Jascha Heifetz was the first truly modern virtuoso, a man about whom Itzhak Perlman said, ‘When I spoke with him, I can’t believe, I’m talking to God.” Heifetz was a legendary but mysterious figure whose story embodies the dual nature of artistic genius: the paradox of how a mortal man lives with immortal gifts – gifts he must honor, but which extract a life-long price. Are the man and the artist the same person? What is the price each pays? And who was the man behind the music?