New York – Music was in the air – and on screen- at Thursday evening’s sneak preview of the new documentary, SEYMOUR: AN INTRODUCTION. The ROOFTOP FILMS and PIPER-HEIDSIECK special screening was presented in partnership with Sundance Selects. The film opens on Friday, March 13th in select theaters.
Film Director ETHAN HAWKE and subject/inspiration, SEYMOUR BERNSTEIN took a 250+ strong crowd “to church” – literally and figuratively—at the sneak preview event, held at St. Bart’s on Thursday night. Those on hand to raise a glass and watch the inspirational film included MARK RUFFALO (Foxcatcher, Normal Heart) and his wife, SUNRISE, CARMEN EJOGO (Selma), TATE DONOVAN (Argo, Damages), VINCENT D’ONOFRIO (Law & Order Criminal Intent, Men In Black), PARKER POSEY (You’ve Got Mail), PAUL SCHRADER (writer, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull), BEAU WILLIMON (writer/producer, House of Cards), VANESSA BAYER (SNL) BOB GRUEN (photographer), STEPHEN FLAHERTY (composer, Ragtime, Seussical), MICHAEL FEINSTEIN (performer/singer), and MARY BETH HURT (stage actress), among others. The magical event included a champagne reception, a candid Q&A with Hawke and Bernstein as well as a musical performance by EMILY ROSLYN MARTIN.