2015 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Director Ethan Hawke (Nov. 14th Only), Subject Seymour Bernstein (Nov. 14th Only)

Seymour Bernstein is a hidden treasure of New York City. He gave up a promising career as a concert pianist to teach music, leaving an indelible influence on his students. Among his admirers is Ethan Hawke, the versatile actor/director/writer, who allows us to experience Seymour’s gift for storytelling as he circles the question of why make art?” Whether aficionados or newcomers to the world of classical music, viewers have much to gain from this introduction. Courtesy of Sundance Selects.

DOC NYC will admit AMPAS members and a guest to any film screening in the festival’s “Short List” section, space permitting. AMPAS members will need to present their membership card at the box office to claim a ticket.


Short List: Features


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Director: Ethan Hawke
Producer: Ryan Hawke, Greg Loser, Heather Joan Smith
Cinematographer: Ramsey Fendall
Editor: Anna Gustavi
Running Time: 81
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2015