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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

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 »


Soundtracks

Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 (first movement)
(Moonlight Sonata) written by Ludwig van Beethoven
performed by Seymour Bernstein
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Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!
30 July 2015 | by dianajade-47643See all my reviews

Seymour: an Introduction is one of the most touching films I've watched. The title character, Seymour, is charming beyond words. He is beautifully portrayed by Ethan Hawke. The film provides candid interviews with former students and notables of the world of classical music. Each glimpse of this master teacher brings the audience closer to seeing a natural-born teacher in his element. Seymour has mastered the art of inspiring his students to reach the beyond their limits to create the best music they can. Seymour himself seems to magically sprinkle fairy dust on every piano he touches! He is an inspiration to both pianists and non-pianists everywhere. This film will, hopefully, in time, become a classic.


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