Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler


1h 27m 2011

Brief Synopsis

Not since Paganini had there been such a magician on the violin. A musical wunderkind, he went on to set the standard in violin playing for nearly a century. This film portrays an artist for whom only perfection would do, so well known in popular culture that his name became shorthand for excellence

Film Details

Also Known As
God's Fiddler: Jascha Heifetz
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2011

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Synopsis

Not since Paganini had there been such a magician on the violin. A musical wunderkind, he went on to set the standard in violin playing for nearly a century. This film portrays an artist for whom only perfection would do, so well known in popular culture that his name became shorthand for excellence for everyone from Jack Benny, to The Muppets, to Woody Allen. 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. Is the man and the artist the same person? What is the price each pays? And who was the man behind the music?

Film Details

Also Known As
God's Fiddler: Jascha Heifetz
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2011

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States Fall November 11, 2011

Limited Release in United States Fall November 11, 2011