Seymour: An Introduction
Wednesday, July 29, 7:30 PM -- Chilmark Community Center
Discussion with film subject Seymour Bernstein
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.