Seymour Bernstein at 88 is such a loveable man, and so talented an interpreter of classical music, it is easy to fall in love with him. But that’s not why Ethan Hawke was so inspired at meeting him at a dinner party, so much that he knew he wanted to spend more time with Seymour documenting him. Hawke’s movie Seymour: An Introduction captures Seymour's wisdom and generosity. It should be mandatory viewing for anyone in the arts, in fact, everyone alive. Seymour’s gift as a teacher of piano is to supply ample instruction, carrying over into life itself, advocating integration and balance. He believes, “Whatever talent you have is the essence of who you are.” Hawke’s goal was to show young people, how a passion for an art form can inform the art form and life; in this anti-Whiplash, Seymour helps Hawke with his stage fright, ironic because after stellar reviews on the concert circuit himself, as a young man, he gave up performing because the pre-performance anxiety was unmanageable. So it was a special treat when he sat at the piano performing for invited dinner guests at last fall’s New York Film Festival.