Seymour: An Introduction (film)
|Seymour: An Introduction|
|Directed by||Ethan Hawke|
|Distributed by||IFC Films|
Seymour: An Introduction is a 2014 American documentary film. Directed by Ethan Hawke, the film documents the career of Seymour Bernstein, a classical pianist who abandoned his rising career as a concert pianist at age 50 to retreat to a more modest, private life as a music educator and composer. The film was released on March 13, 2015, by IFC Films. It has a 100% rating on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes.
The film debuted on August 30, 2014 at the Telluride Film Festival. At the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, the film was second runner-up for the People's Choice Award for Best Documentary, behind Do I Sound Gay? and the winner, Beats of the Antonov. in August 2014, it was announced IFC Films had acquired United States distribution rights to the film. The film was released on March 13, 2015 in a limited release.
The film has received positive reviews. As of July 2019[update], it has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 66 reviews, with a weighted average of 7.76/10. The site's consensus reads: "Seymour Bernstein's genuineness shines so brightly in Seymour: An Introduction that viewers will forgive Ethan Hawke's reverent treatment". It also has a Metacritic score of 83 based on 27 critics, indicating "Universal acclaim".
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- Seymour: An Introduction on IMDb
- Seymour: An Introduction at Rotten Tomatoes
- Seymour: An Introduction at Box Office Mojo
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