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