Seymour:
AN INTRODUCTION

Wednesday, July 29 - Chilmark Community Center
  6:00 PM Live Music & Dinner by The Kitchen Porch
7:30 PM Feature Film  

 Discussion and piano masterclass
 to follow with film subject Seymour Bernstein

 Beach Plum Breakfast with Musician Seymour Bernstein
Thursday, July 30th, 9:30 - 10:30 AM at the Beach Plum Inn, Chilmark
Tickets & More Information!

 

Dir. Ethan Hawke l Documentary | U.S.A. | 2014 | 84 min.

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 88-year-old musician, while sifting through his own struggles of perfecting his craft, and its conflicts with fame and fortune.

"Seymour Bernstein is as graceful a speaker as he is a musician, and his voice rings out with wondrous depth and clarity."
Justin Change, Variety

 
 

Thank you to the screening sponsor