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January 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm PST

Q&A with Composer





Moderated by JON BURLINGAME (Variety)

Screening Link provided with Registration Confirmation

YouTube Live Stream Q&A:


Cherry follows the wild journey of a disenfranchised young man from Ohio who meets the love of his life, only to risk losing her through a series of bad decisions and challenging life circumstances. Inspired by the best-selling novel of the same name, Cherry features Tom Holland in the title role as an unhinged character who drifts from dropping out of college to serving in Iraq as an Army medic and is only anchored by his one true love, Emily (Ciara Bravo). When Cherry returns home a war hero, he battles the demons of undiagnosed PTSD and spirals into drug addiction, surrounding himself with a menagerie of depraved misfits. Draining his finances, Cherry turns to bank robbing to fund his addiction, shattering his relationship with Emily along the way. Brought to the screen in bold, gritty fashion by visionary directors Anthony and Joe Russo, Cherry is a darkly humorous, unflinching coming-of-age story of a man on a universal quest for purpose and human connection.

R | 150min

Henry Jackman has established himself as one of today’s top composers by fusing his classical training and his experience as a successful record producer and creator of electronic music. His musical versatility ratcheted up the tension in Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips (earning him a BAFTA nomination), super-powered such comic book hits like X-Men: First Class and Captain America: Winter Soldier; kicked ass in Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Kick-Ass; breathed life into legendary animated characters like Winnie the Pooh, Puss in Boots, Wreck-It Ralph, and Oscar-winner Big Hero 6. Jackman’s work can be heard in the Jumanji sequels, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, and Jumanji: The Next Level, Marvel’s blockbuster hit Captain America: Civil War, Naughty Dog’s latest installment in the Uncharted video game franchise, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and the adventure sequel from Warner Bros.’ Kong: Skull Island starring Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston. His other diverse credits include the animated features Monsters vs. Aliens and Turbo, period drama Henri 4, family adventure Gulliver’s Travels (starring Jack Black), crime thriller Man on a Ledge, horror-fantasy Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedies This Is The End and The Interview. Jackman’s recent credits include the Walt Disney Animation adventure sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet, the biographical drama Trial By Fire directed by Edward Zwick, Twentieth Century Fox’s The Predator, Netflix’s IO, Warner Bros.’ Pokémon Detective Pikachu starring Ryan Reynolds, the AGBO action feature 21 Bridges, and the Netflix thriller Extraction starring Chris Hemsworth.

Jackman grew up in the southeast of England, where he began composing his first symphony at the age of six. He studied classical music at Oxford and sang in the St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir—but simultaneously got involved in the underground rave scene and began producing popular electronica music and dance remixes, eventually working with artists such as Seal and The Art of Noise. In 2006 he caught the attention of film composers Hans Zimmer and John Powell, and began writing additional music for Zimmer and Powell on Kung Fu Panda, and then for Zimmer on The Dark Knight, The Da Vinci Code, and The Pirates of the Caribbean films, which rapidly led to scoring blockbuster films on his own. 

Anthony Russo and Joe Russo have been absorbing classic movies since growing up in Cleveland in the 1970s. By high school, the brothers were immersing themselves in every genre, as well as catching every classic they could at their local arthouse theater. 

Through a quartet of movies within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Russos raised the bar for blockbuster filmmaking in artistry, scope, and box office: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. While working on the Marvel films with screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, director of photography Trent Opalach, composers Henry Jackman and Alan Silvestri, amazing below-the-line and FX crews, and the most extraordinary roster of actors ever assembled, the Russos have always stood by their belief that strong teamwork brings stratospheric results. Rejecting the label of “auteurs,” the Russos subscribe to the “collective theory,” noting that collaboration is crucial. It’s a philosophy that can be felt in their debut feature, Welcome to Collinwood, and underscores their work on TV’s critically-acclaimed Arrested Development (for which they won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing of a Comedy Series), Community, and Happy Endings — for all of which the Russos directed the pilot episodes as well as numerous beloved signature episodes. In early 2018, the Russo Brothers were pleased to announce the formation of their studio, AGBO, an energetic, artist-led collective focusing on creating global content for film, television, and digital platforms. Among the company’s first films were Brian Kirk’s crime drama 21 Bridges, Sam Hargrave’s thriller Extraction, Natalie Erika James’ horror-thriller Relic, the fact-based Middle East-set drama Mosul, and Cherry, from the best-selling novel. Apple Original Films acquired Cherry for a debut early in 2021 on Apple TV+. Their next directorial endeavor, The Gray Man, will star Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in a film from Mark Greaney’s novel, which the Russos plan to turn into a franchise. Netflix has committed its largest budget to date on the project.


FREE for current SCL members (click HERE to check membership status).

Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Thursday, January 14, 10 minutes before Q&A start.

Attendees can ask questions on YouTube chat, and the SCL Host will pass them on to the Moderator. The SCL Member Code of Conduct applies to online Q&As.