Seymour: an introduction
Dir. Ethan hawke | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2014 | 84 min.
FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 - Chilmark Community Center
SATURDAY, March 21, 2015 - Chilmark School
"Seymour Bernstein is as graceful a speaker as he is a musician, and his voice rings out with wondrous
depth and clarity." — Justin Chang, Variety
In an entertainment culture in which superstardom is revered and the cultivation of self expression is often overlooked, artists find themselves asking, “why make art?” Seymour Bernstein is one artist who shows you why, with elegant clarity and profound self-awareness. At the age of 50, the world-renowned concert pianist traded his rising career for a quiet, modest life focused on his truer passions of composing and teaching. Director Ethan Hawke explores the life, lessons, and wisdom of the now 87-year-old
musician, while sifting through his own struggles of perfecting his craft, and its conflicts with fame and fortune.
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Co-presented by the Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society