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SEYMOUR : AN INTRODUCTION

Every day from March 27th to April 2nd: 3:15, 7:45
Every day from April 3rd to 9th: 3:00, 6:45

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USA. 2014. Dir.: Ethan Hawke. 84 min.
With : Seymour Bernstein and Ethan Hawke

Original English version
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Seymour Bernstein isn't well known, but he's deeply cherished by those who do know him. Living in a small Manhattan apartment at age eighty-five, he appears fully content with his choice to forgo a promising career as a concert pianist in order to teach music.

Ethan Hawke directs this intimate documentary portrait of a classical pianist, composer, author, teacher and sage, offering a wise and charismatic reflection on art and life.

In Seymour: An Introduction, Hawke mostly stays off camera and lets Bernstein do the talking — and the man is a sweet-natured font of thought-provoking stories as he reminisces about his experiences growing up, playing piano for soldiers in the Korean War, and struggling with performance anxiety. As Hawke recalls, he first met Bernstein at a dinner party while grappling with the question "why make art?," and that theme winds its way through the film as the teacher carries on conversations with accomplished friends such as art critic Michael Kimmelman and religious scholar Andrew Harvey. He also reflects on the careers of pianists Glenn Gould and Clifford Curzon, seen in archival footage, and his deep love of piano music proves infectious.

«The twice Oscar-nominated actor appears onscreen only briefly. Hawke knows where the spotlight belongs. Believe me, the 81 minutes spent in Bernstein's funny, touching and vital presence is something you don't want to miss.»
-ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

«Hawke's film is very well crafted, tightly edited and elegantly photographed. The acute musical selections only add to our appreciation of Seymour's selfless devotion to his art...»
-HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

«In his calm defense of beauty, craftsmanship, intellectual curiosity and emotional connection as vital human needs, this is one artist who knows he doesn't have to raise his voice to speak volumes.»
-VARIETY

OFFICIAL SELECTION – TIFF 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION – NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL 2014

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