Seymour: An Introduction
Directed by Ethan Hawke
A warmhearted documentary portrait of concert pianist Seymour Bernstein and his lifelong devotion to his art. Retired at age 50, Mr. Bernstein was coaxed back into playing a one-off, intimate show by Mr. Hawke for this documentary.
Among the funders that made this film possible is Francisco J. Núñez, artistic director and founder of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, and one of Mr. Bernstein’s most appreciative students.
In Mr. Hawke’s directing debut, “Seymour: An Introduction” was named one of “20 Most Anticipated Films of the New York Film Festival” by Playlist. The charming film also played Telluride and TIFF to good reviews and is the result of a deeply knit connection between the two.
New York Times Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/27/arts/ethan-hawke-films-seymour-an-introduction.html?_r&_r=0