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Love Is Love Is Love
December 2, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PST
SCL Virtual Screening + Q&A: LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE w/Laura Karpman & Rita Wilson
Composer & Co-Songwriter
MODERATED BY SCOTT MANTZ
(Film Critic & Entertainment Journalist)
Screening Link available upon Registration
YouTube Live Stream Q&A
Thursday, December 2, 1:00PM (PT)
Love Is Love Is Love is three stories that explore love, commitment, and loyalty between couples and friends. In the film’s first story Two For Dinner, a married couple (Joanne Whalley and Chris Messina) find an unconventional way to transcend long-distance through technology but discover they were farther apart than they knew. In Sailing Lesson, a long-married couple (Kathy Baker and Marshall Bell) tries to reignite their honeymoon-phase heat through a spontaneous sailing trip… and unexpected events arise. And in Late Lunch, a young woman (Maya Kazan) who recently lost her mother gathers together a group of her mother’s friends (including Cybill Shepherd, Rosanna Arquette, and Rita Wilson) to share memories. Surprising revelations ensue. Not Rated | 91mins
Laura Karpman is a bold and incandescently talented composer who creates powerful, imaginative scores that push the boundaries of storytelling. Her award-winning music, spanning film, television, theater, interactive media, and live performance, reflects an audaciously creative, prodigious, fresh spirit.
Across concert halls, Karpman is well known for Ask Your Mama, a multimedia opera based on the iconic cycle of poems by Langston Hughes. For this Carnegie Hall commission, Karpman collaborated with The Roots, soprano Jessye Norman, performer De’Adre Aziza, and jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon. The album’s Grammy-winning recording would use vocalist Janai Brugger who would later perform a new original piece by Karpman called “Tulsa 1921: To Catch a Fire” from Lovecraft Country. The five-time Emmy winner’s scores span the Marvel Studios’ series What If?, the HBO hit series Lovecraft Country, 2020 Oscar-nominated Walk Run Cha-Cha, and the Discovery Channel docuseries Why We Hate, for which she recently won an Emmy Award. Others include Miss Virginia starring Uzo Aduba, the Netflix romantic comedy Set It Up, Sony’s Paris Can Wait, Lionsgate’s The Cotton Club Encore, Fox Searchlight’s Step and Black Nativity, the drama series Underground, Sony’s L.A.’s Finest, Peabody award-winning series Craft in America, and Showtime’s Sid and Judy.
A fierce champion for inclusion in Hollywood, after founding the Alliance for Women Film Composers, Karpman was invited to join the music branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences in 2015 and was subsequently elected to be the first female governor of the music branch.
Rita Wilson’s music has been hailed as inspiring, uplifting, and powerful, among other critical acclaim. Most recently, Rita released Trilogy 1, 2 & 3 – a series of 3 EPs, and her holiday single, “Count Your Blessings” with country superstar Vince Gill, and also sang guest vocals on the Grammy-nominated Blues Traveler album, Traveler’s Blues. With four studio albums under her belt, Rita has also released a slew of well-received singles over 2020/2021 including “I Wanna Kiss Bob Dylan,” “Where’s My Country Song,” “Hello World” in partnership with Zumba, the all-star single, “PINK” with Dolly Parton, Monica, Jordin Sparks, and Sara Evans (benefitting the Susan G. Komen Foundation) and the moving “Everybody Cries” from the film The Outpost, which won the Hollywood Music in Media Award for “Outstanding Song for Independent Film” among others. Rita garnered her second Hollywood Music in Media Award nomination for “Because Love,” co-written with Laura Karpman, from the new film Love is Love is Love, in which Rita also stars. Her previous original songs written for film include, “Sometimes Love,” from Boy Genius, in which she also starred, and “Heart Unknown” for the film Simple Wedding, which made its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival in September 2018.
Celebrated for her work as an actress, producer, and philanthropist, Rita received a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019 and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in 2021. Wilson has starred in over 30 feature films including Sleepless in Seattle, Jingle All The Way, Mixed Nuts, Now and Then, and many more. Her TV resume spans over 30 hit shows including Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Good Wife, Girls, and others. Her passion for film and music collided when she produced the international box office hit franchise Mamma Mia! featuring the music of ABBA, while she was also recognized for producing the wildly popular My Big Fat Greek Wedding and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.
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Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Thursday, December 2, 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.