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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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Ethan Hawke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seymour Bernstein Seymour Bernstein ... Himself
Ethan Hawke ... Himself
Sam Bachelor Sam Bachelor ... Himself
Jiyang Chen Jiyang Chen ... Himself
Kimball Gallagher Kimball Gallagher ... Himself
Andrew Harvey Andrew Harvey ... Himself
Junko Ichikawa Junko Ichikawa ... Herself
Michael Kimmelman Michael Kimmelman ... Himself
Joseph Smith Joseph Smith ... Himself
Joel Bernache Joel Bernache ... Himself
Ronald Coners Ronald Coners ... Himself
Marcia Eckert Marcia Eckert ... Herself
Cong Ji Cong Ji ... Herself
Liam Kaplan Liam Kaplan ... Himself
Aileen Li Aileen Li ... Herself
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Storyline

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

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2015 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Сеймур: Краткое представление See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,587, 15 March 2015

Gross USA:

$743,541

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$907,742
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Color
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Trivia

Excerpts from the Seymour Bernstein book WITH YOUR OWN TWO HANDS, are read by him; courtesy of Manduca Music. See more »

Quotes

Seymour Bernstein: I create a translucent dome around myself. a protective dome. Outside are flying all the ravens who symbolize all the people who are detractors in my life, who don't want me to succeed for their own selfish reasons. Even though I can see them, they can't touch me anymore.
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Soundtracks

Variations Serieuses
written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
performed by Jiyang Chen & Seymour Bernstein
courtesy of Seeless Productions, Inc. / Manduca Music
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must see for every artist (and/or emotionally erudite human)
8 April 2015 | by niceberg-29152See all my reviews

I wept, equally of joy and sadness, for most of an hour and forty minutes. Sit up front and go alone. See it at a theater only. This film is so quiet and delicate...and it just sneaks up on you and goes right through into your heart, gut, soul. It may be the most extraordinary film I've ever seen on the subject of artistry, creativity and its inner workings.....and I've see a few greats:(Frida, Turner, Vivian Maier, etc.)

'Seymour' is about devotion, love, inspiration. And it's big secret is that it GIVES THIS RIGHT TO YOU as you bear witness, if you let it get inside. You cannot go back into the world now. Well, not for a while. Not until you get over to the musical instrument, the pen or type, the camera, the canvas, the clay.

Ethan Hawke....what are you doing to us? The understated, magnificent director you have become! Thank you for this.


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