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Director Sara Nesson of the short film WOMEN WHO SCORE will join us for a discussion after the screening of these films to discuss the project she’s been working on in Hollywood.
What makes a film score unforgettable? SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY brings Hollywood’s elite composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative
secrecy of the world’s most international music genre: the film score. A film composer is a musical scientist of sorts, and the influence they have to complement a film and garner powerful reactions from global audiences can be a daunting task to take on. The documentary contains interviews with dozens of film composers who discuss their craft and the magic of film music while exploring the making of the most iconic and beloved scores in history: “James Bond”, “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Titanic,” “The Social Network,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and “Psycho.”
SHORT FILM: WOMEN WHO SCORE will precede the feature.
“Women Who Score” is a celebration of women composers changing the score in Hollywood.
In 2016, out of the 250 highest grossing films in Hollywood, only 3% were composed by women. Despite winning 25 major awards including Oscars, Grammys Emmys, Golden Globes, and countless nominations, women composers have a long way to go.
To get past the Hollywood gatekeepers, Music Branch Academy Governor and 5x Emmy Nominee Laura Karpman, co-founded The Alliance for Women Film Composers (AWFC). Her vision was to showcase 20 women composers to perform their scores by a live 80-person orchestra. The “Women Who Score” event, hosted by Grand Performances in Downtown, LA, in August, 2016, was the first of its kind. This film highlights the concert and the time crunching rehearsal process to rehearse 20 scores in 2 days.
Director Sara Nesson’s 2011 Oscar Nominated documentary film, “Poster Girl”, was scored by Emmy Nominated and AWFC co-founder, Miriam Cutler. Sara knows well how exciting it is to have your film transformed by a beautiful score recorded with live musicians. With female directors making up 7% of directors in Hollywood, her latest film project “Women Who Score”, is an attempt to change the conversation and open doors for fresh voices and unique cinematic experiences.
About the concert:
The Women Who Score: Soundtracks Live, an orchestral concert highlighting scores by 20 composers – among them Oscar and Emmy winners – was performed by a 55-piece orchestra and 30-voice choir conducted by Grammy winner Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum.