The Icon Award for Contributions to the Cinematic Arts, honors exemplary artists who have upheld a tradition of excellence in film, informed directly or indirectly by a Jewish subject or sensibility. This honor serves to showcase the extraordinary universe of artists and industry leaders who make the magic of movies possible, exemplifying the term “iconic” through storied careers that have left an indelible mark on their craft, and the broader cultural consciousness.
World renowned Israeli-American musician Itzhak Perlman receives the upcoming award at the 2019 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival on Saturday, February 16 accompanying a performance from the artist. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.
A virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical performer. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world. In his repertoire of film music, Perlman is best known for his collaboration with composer John Williams on the Oscar-winning score of Schindler’s List, as well as Disney’s Fantasia 2000, Memoirs of a Geisha, and the martial arts epic Hero.
The Icon Award was first bestowed upon writer-director Lawrence Kasdan (The Big Chill, Star Wars saga).