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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

Credited cast:
Seymour Bernstein Seymour Bernstein ... Himself
Jiyang Chen Jiyang Chen ... Himself
Ethan Hawke ... Himself
Junko Ichikawa Junko Ichikawa ... Herself - Pianist
Elissa Miller-Kay Elissa Miller-Kay ... Herself - Pianist
Marcus Ostermiller Marcus Ostermiller ... Himself
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Director Ethan Hawke explores the life and lessons of piano teacher Seymour Bernstein. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for some mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$580,000, 3 May 2015
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Color
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Trivia

The title of the film comes from the J. D. Salinger novella, Seymour: An Introduction. See more »


Soundtracks

Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118 No. 2
written by Johannes Brahms
performed by Junko Ichikawa & Seymour Bernstein
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A movie that feeds your soul....
28 September 2014 | by erasmiavSee all my reviews

.....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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