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Being The Ricardos
November 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PST
Writer & Director
MODERATED BY JON BURLINGAME (Variety)
Screening Link available upon Registration
YouTube Live Stream Q&A
Tuesday, November 23, 4:00PM (PT)
Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) are threatened by shocking personal accusations, a political smear, and cultural taboos in Academy Award®-winning writer and director Aaron Sorkin’s behind-the-scenes drama Being the Ricardos. A revealing glimpse of the couple’s complex romantic and professional relationship, the ﬁlm takes audiences into the writers’ room, onto the soundstage, and behind closed doors with Ball and Arnaz during one critical production week of their groundbreaking sitcom I Love Lucy. Featuring J.K. Simmons and Nina Arianda.
R | 125 min
Daniel Pemberton is an Academy Award-nominated composer who has been regularly cited as one of the most exciting and original new voices working in modern film scoring today. he was named Film Composer of the Year in 2021 by both the World Soundtrack Awards and the international film music critics association IFMCA. Constantly working with some of the most renowned names in the industry, Pemberton has scored projects for Steve Jobs, Motherless Brooklyn (both of which he received a Golden Globe nomination for), All The Money In The World, The Counsellor, Yesterday, The Trial Of The Chicago 7, Molly’s Game, One Strange Rock, Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance, The Man From UNCLE, and King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword. He also co-wrote the song “Hear My Voice” with Celeste which earned him both an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination.
Aaron Sorkin is an Academy-Award-winning writer, director, and renowned playwright. He made his Broadway playwriting debut at the age of 28 with the military courtroom drama A Few Good Men. The following year saw the debut of his off-Broadway play Making Movies, and in 2007, he returned to Broadway with The Farnsworth Invention. In 2018 he premiered his Broadway stage adaption of Harper Lee’s iconic American novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
Sorkin made the jump to feature films with his 1993 adaptation of his own play A Few Good Men. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture. He followed this success with the screenplays for Malice, The American President, Charlie Wilson’s War, The Social Network, Moneyball, and Steve Jobs. He wrote and directed Molly’s Game and The Trial of the Chicago 7.
For television, Sorkin created and produced The West Wing and Sports Night. Additionally, Sorkin created the series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In 2012, Sorkin made his return to television with the HBO drama The Newsroom, bringing in an average of 7 million viewers per episode.
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Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Tuesday, November 23, 10 minutes before Q&A start.
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