Seymour: An Introduction


Directed by: Ethan Hawke


2014 | USA | 1hr 24min



Screening

Friday, June 19, 2015, 7pm

Matinee

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 3pm

Screening

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 7pm



Seymour Bernstein started playing the piano as a little boy, and by the time he turned 15 he was teaching it to others. He enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a performer before he gave it up to devote himself to helping others develop their own gifts. While Ethan Hawke’s gentle, meditative study is a warm and lucid portrait of Bernstein and his exceptional life and work, it’s also a love letter to the study of music itself, and a film about the patience, concentration, and devotion that are fundamental to the practice of art. Seymour: An Introduction allows us to spend time with a generous human being who has found balance and harmony through his love of music. “A tender counterpoint to Whiplash.” Richard von Busack, Metroactive. 


Official Selection Toronto and New York Film Festivals 2014