GOD’S FIDDLER: JASCHA HEIFETZ (USA)

        GODS_FIDDLER                        Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening

Not since Paganini had there been such a magician on the violin.  Filmed in St. Petersburg, Russia; Vilnius, Lithuania; and in Heifetz’s own rebuilt studio in Los Angeles, GOD’S FIDDLER: JASCHA HEIFETZ, spans a musical history of the 20th century as seen through archival films photographed by Heifetz himself.  The paradox of how a mortal man lives with immortal gifts – gifts he must honor, but which extract a life-long price.

 

Director:  Peter Rosen
Writer:  Sara Lukinson
Runtime:  87 minutes
Distributor:  Peter Rosen Productions, Inc.
Genre:  Documentary
Country:  USA, Russia
Language:  English
Rating:  N/R
Official website w/Trailer:
http://www.peterrosenproductions.com/productions/jaschaheifetz/

Film Premiere: The Colburn School, Los Angeles; Audience Award: Best Documentary, San Diego Jewish Film Festival

“Rosen spices up the proceedings with bits and pieces on Heifetz performing in front of Helen Keller, his ownership of the first electric car, his patriotism expressed in shows for overseas American troops, and vignettes of him as a teacher who was feared by most of his students.”  Spirituality & Practice [Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat]

Posted in 2012 Screenings, Screening Archive