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Seymour: An Introduction (2014)

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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.

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

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$26,587 (USA) (13 March 2015)

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$580,000 (USA) (1 May 2015)
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One of the audience members of the concert at the Steinway hall (2012, Feb.5th) is actor Mark Ruffalo. He can be seen in at least two shots. See more »

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A Fantastic Film about an important cultural Icon
13 April 2015 | by (tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

As a musician of 50 years standing and an international teaching and performing career, I can honestly say, this movie was a "stunner". Professor Bernstein embodies all of those qualities of a teacher, a performer and a wise professor of life and culture that we all emulate and have tried in our careers to articulate. He is more than a "guru" but an icon of performance practice and pedagogy that will stand the test of time in this important and beautiful film.

Ethan Hawke should be commended and lauded for bringing this important man and his wisdom to light in this profound way.

In my opinion, this film should be "required viewing" for every pedagogue, music lover, and aspiring performer. It should (at least) be in the library of every university, music school and college in the country.

Fantastic film and the best music film I have ever seen.


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