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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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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 »

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Сеймур: Краткое представление See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$26,587, 15 March 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$580,000, 3 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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Fantasie in C Minor
written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
performed by Michael Kimmelman
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Exceptional Documentary
2 February 2016 | by larrys3See all my reviews

This is an exceptional documentary centering on Seymour Bernstein, the classical pianist, composer, and teacher. Now 88-years-old, he retired from concert appearances at age 50 to devote more time to teaching and mentoring others. Bernstein had me rather mesmerized with his distinctive tones, as he spins fascinating stories and anecdotes from his life, adding some quite profound words of wisdom that he's gathered over his lifetime.

The superb actor Ethan Hawke directs the documentary, and I read that he regards Bernstein as a mentor of his. Both men during the interviews, reveal some very personal aspects of their life, including stage fright and how to get fulfillment for the remainder of their time on this earth.

Overall, I was totally engaged, from start to finish, in this remarkable movie, and there's some wonderful classical music to enjoy as well.


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