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God's Fiddler
An Intimate Portrait of Jascha Heifetz

Categorized as: Art & Galleries
Event tags: music, Film, Palm Springs


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

“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]

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