Seymour: An Introduction


Film runs
Fri, Sep 26
Sun, Oct 12

Seymour: An Introduction
Ethan Hawke, 2014
USA | Format: DCP | 81 minutes

Encore screening added on October 12 with Seymour Bernstein in person

Q&A with Ethan Hawke and Seymour Bernstein on September 27 & 29

Seymour Bernstein started playing the piano as a little boy, and by the time he turned 15 he was teaching it to others. He enjoyed a long and illustrious career of concertizing before he gave it up to devote himself to helping others develop their own gifts. Ethan Hawke’s lovely film is a warm and lucid portrait of Bernstein—his work habits; his memories of learning the piano with Clara Husserl; his army stint during the Korean War; his sharp observations about his fellow pianists; his interactions with his students and conversations with friends; his preparations for a private concert. But it’s also a film about the patience, concentration, and devotion that are fundamental to the practice of art and life. Seymour: An Introduction allows us to spend time with a generous human being who has found balance and harmony within himself. A Sundance Selects release.

Join us for An Evening with Ethan Hawke on September 30.

Series: NYFF52 Encore Screenings

Venue: Walter Reade Theater, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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