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King Richard

November 29 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm PST

SCL Virtual Screening + Q&A: KING RICHARD w/Kris Bowers & Reinaldo Marcus Green

Composer
KRIS BOWERS

Director
REINALDO MARCUS GREEN

MODERATED BY MICHAEL ABELS
(SCL Board Member, Composer, & Founder-President CDC)

Screening Link available upon Registration

YouTube Live Stream Q&A
Monday, November 29, 6:30PM (PT)

Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on Compton, California’s neglected tennis courts – rain or shine – the girls are shaped by their father’s unyielding commitment and their mother’s balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them. Based on the true story that will inspire the world, King Richard follows the journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately deliver two of the world’s greatest sports legends. PG-13 | 138mins

Kris Bowers is an Emmy Award-winning composer and pianist who creates genre-defying music that pays homage to his jazz roots with inflections of alternative and R&B influences. From scoring documentaries like Kobe Bryant’s Muse and Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, to scripted series including Shonda Rhimes and Paul William Davies’ For The People, Netflix’s Dear White People, and SHOWTIME’S Black Monday, Bowers’ work as a film and television composer is a testament to his versatility as an artist. In 2018, collaborated with Emmy and Academy Award-winning director Peter Farrelly and Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali on their critically acclaimed Green Book, not only scoring the film but also serving as Ali’s on-screen hand-double and piano coach. In early 2018, Bowers scored the critically acclaimed drama, Monsters and Men, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. His work also appears in Ava DuVernay’s 2019 Netflix mini-series, When They See Us about the Central Park Five, for which he received a Primetime Emmy nomination. In 2020, Bowers received another Primetime Emmy nomination for his work on the FX miniseries Mrs America. Recent releases for Bowers include the film The United States Vs Billie Holiday, starring Andra Day, directed by Lee Daniels, Bad Hair, written and directed by Justin Simien (Dear White People), and the Shondaland series Bridgerton for Netflix, for which he has received a further two Primetime Emmy nominations, for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series and for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme. At the 93ed Academy Awards, Bowers was nominated for his documentary short, A Concerto is A Conversation, which he produced, co-directed, and scored. Executive produced by Ava DuVernay, the documentary premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Most recent releases for Bowers are the Warner Bros biopic King Richard, starring Will Smith as the father of Venus and Serena Williams, the biopic Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin, and the comedy sequel Space Jam: A New Legacy directed by Malcolm D. Lee. Upcoming projects include Season 2 of Bridgerton.

Reinaldo Marcus Green is a writer, director and producer. His first feature, Monsters and Men, had its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The film received a Special Jury Prize for Outstanding First Feature. Reinaldo directed the first three episodes of the Netflix series Top Boy, executive produced by Drake and SpringHill Entertainment. He has since completed his sophomore feature, Joe Bell, starring Mark Wahlberg, which premiered at TIFF 2020 and was distributed this summer by Amazon and Roadside Attractions.

Reinaldo is currently in production, directing the upcoming HBO Limited Series We Own This City, written and executive produced by David Simon and George Pelecanos. Following, Reinaldo is attached to write and direct the upcoming Bob Marley biopic.

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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 Monday, November 29, 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.