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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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Storyline

Director Ethan Hawke explores the life and lessons of piano teacher Seymour Bernstein. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Details

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

Gross USA:

$743,541

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$907,742
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Color
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Trivia

The title of the film comes from the J. D. Salinger novella, Seymour: An Introduction. See more »

Quotes

Seymour Bernstein: People search for some answers, some stability, that will make them lead a happier life. It says in the Bible, "The help cometh from the Lord within." I call it a spiritual reservoir. I don't call it God. Most people don't tap that resource of the God within. What upsets me about religion is that the answers always seem to be apart from us in the form of the deity, and we depend on the deity for salvation. But I firmly believe that it's within us.
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Soundtracks

Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118 No. 2
written by Johannes Brahms
performed by Junko Ichikawa & 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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