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Don’t Look Up
November 20, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm PST
SCL Screening + LIVE Q&A: DON’T LOOK UP w/Nicholas Britell & Taura Stinson
MODERATED BY JAZZ TANGCAY (Variety)
Saturday, November 20, 11:00 AM PT
A Lunch Reception will follow from 2:15pm-3:15pm
Free Parking Valet at front
*** Limited capacity: RSVP ASAP ***
Please be mindful of the SCL’s Code of Conduct.
Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem — it’s on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really seems to care. Turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of an indifferent President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason (Jonah Hill), to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry). With only six months until the comet makes an impact, managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social media-obsessed public before it’s too late proves shockingly comical — what will it take to get the world to just look up?! R | 145mins
Nicholas Britell is a two-time Academy Award-nominated composer and pianist. In 2016, Britell wrote the score for Best Picture winner Moonlight. Britell received his first Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Critics’ Choice nominations for Moonlight as well as the 2016 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Score (Dramatic Feature). The year prior, he wrote the score for the much-nominated The Big Short, based on Michael Lewis’s best-selling book. In 2018, Britell wrote the highly acclaimed scores for If Beale Street Could Talk and Vice. Britell’s most recent film work includes Disney’s Cruella and Netflix’s The King. Britell’s upcoming projects include Netflix’s Don’t Look Up and Disney’s The Lion King. For television, Britell won an Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme as well as the 2018 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Score (TV Show or Limited Series) for Succession. Britell’s score and main title theme have become some of the most talked-about music for television on social media. In addition, Britell scored the critically acclaimed limited series The Underground Railroad, for which he received a nomination for an Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition.
In 2019, Britell was honored by the World Soundtrack Awards as Film Composer of the Year for his scores for If Beale Street Could Talk and Vice. In 2020, the World Soundtrack Awards honored Britell for a second year running, this time with the TV Composer of the Year Award for Succession. In 2021, Britell along with co-writers including Florence Welsh, won the World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song for “Call Me Cruella”. In May 2019, he was awarded – with music supervisor Gabe Hilfer – the first-ever ASCAP Harmony Award celebrating outstanding collaborative achievement between composers and music supervisors for If Beale Street Could Talk. In 2012, he was the recipient of a Henry Mancini Fellowship from the ASCAP Foundation and also won the ASCAP/Doddle Award for Collaborative Achievement.
Taura Stinson is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and composer. Her early career includes having written songs for a myriad of artists and producers including Destiny’s Child, Deborah Cox, Andre 3000, Dr. Dre, Kanye West, and fellow Oakland native Raphael Saadiq. Taura and Saadiq collaborated on various projects together, including Kelis, Paloma Faith, Trombone Shorty, and multiple songs on Earth, Wind & Fire’s Illumination album, which garnered a Grammy nomination for the song “Show Me The Way”. Taura’s very first film soundtrack placement was on the first installment of the insanely successful Men in Black franchise. She has also created records as an A&R for Music World’s and BET’s Sunday Best. Her first project rendered a Grammy Win for Gospel recording artist LeAndria Johnson’s single “Jesus”. In 2017, Taura, Raphael, and Laura Karpman collaborated on “Jump”, the end title song for the film Step. She also co-wrote and arranged various songs for the cult favorite TV show The Underground, including her own single “Gossypium Thorns (Freedom)” which was featured on the Emmy Award-nominated episode Minty. She and Raphael, along with Mary J. Blige, were also nominated for an Academy Award for their song “Mighty River” for the Netflix film, Mudbound. Taura was the lyricist for Rio 2 and she also co-wrote and produced a song for the animated film Epic. Her extensive catalog has also included co-writing and producing various songs for the Christmas musical film Black Nativity.
Taura‘s latest works include original songs for Disney’s Better Nate Than Ever and the viral Match.com advertisement, Get Back to Love. She collaborated with composer Nicholas Britell on original songs for two upcoming movies Carmen and Don’t Look Up, for which they wrote the song, “Just Look Up”. Taura wrote and produced several songs for season 2 of Central Park. She and Raphael collaborated again on various songs for Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, including the theme song. This past summer Taura became a librettist, penning her first Opera On the Edge with composer Laura Karpman for the St. Louis Opera. Taura is also an independent author whose first book, 100 Things Every Black Girl Should Know, was awarded the In the Margins Award, an award given by an association of librarians that advocates for at-risk youth.
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