Seymour: An Introduction

March 13th, 2015


Seymour: An Introduction

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Meet Seymour Bernstein: a beloved pianist, teacher and true inspiration who shares eye-opening insights from an amazing life. Ethan Hawke helms this poignant guide to life.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 7.8/10 (53 voted)

Critic's Score: 79/100

Director: Ethan Hawke

Stars: Seymour Bernstein, Ethan Hawke

Director Ethan Hawke explores the life and lessons of piano teacher Seymour Bernstein.

Seymour Bernstein - Himself
Ethan Hawke - Himself

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 27 September 2014

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA

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Rating: 10/10

.....about a man who made it his life mission to feed others' souls through the study of music of great emotional richness, intellectual depth and beauty. A must see and a wonderful reprieve from the shallow, titillating stuff we are continually inundated by. Subtle camera angles, expert scene selections and gorgeous musical choices create a tempo to this movie that engages the watcher without doing all the work for him. Kudos to Ethan Hawke for recognizing the substance, wisdom and humanity of Seymour, for resisting the temptation to insert his ego into the story, and for allowing conversations that require the audience members (whether they play the piano or not) to exercise their minds, to think, consider, wonder, reflect about their own lives and passions. You may find yourself, like me, wanting to hear those kernels of wisdom and truth again and again, to deepen your understanding and glean more fully their meaning, and to be moved once more by Seymour's magical, beautiful artistry.


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