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Lovecraft Country

June 3, 2021 @ 6:30 pm 7:15 pm PDT



Screening Link available upon Registration

YouTube Live Stream Q&A:
Thursday, June 3, 6:30PM PT

Based on Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he meets up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback. TV-MA | 60min

Laura Karpman is a bold, incandescent 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. Karpman collaborates with the most creative filmmakers of our time, including Misha Green, Steven Spielberg, Alex Gibney, Kasi Lemmons, Rory Kennedy, Sam Pollard, Laura Nix, Eleanor, Francis Ford, and Sophia Coppola. Across concert halls, Karman 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, Jessye Norman, De’Adre Aziza, and Nnenna Freelon. The album’s Grammy-winning recording used vocalist Janai Brugger who would later perform Karpman’s original piece “Tulsa 1921: To Catch a Fire” from Lovecraft Country. The five-time Emmy winner’s scores also include 2020 Oscar-nominated Walk Run Cha-Cha, the Discovery Channel docuseries, Why We Hate, Miss Virginia, starring Uzo Aduba, the Netflix romantic comedy, Set It Up, Sony’s Paris Can Wait, starring Alec Baldwin and Diane Lane, Lionsgate’s The Cotton Club Encore, Fox Searchlight’s Step and Black Nativity, starring Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, and Jennifer Hudson, 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, Karman founded the Alliance for Women Film Composers and was invited to join the music branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences in 2015. She was subsequently elected to be the first female governor of the music branch. 

Raphael Saadiq is a Grammy Award-winning, Oscar & Golden Globe-nominated, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer & performing artist, who is renowned for integrating his esteemed musicianship with creative vision and deep knowledge of all things music. In between creating five-hit solo albums spanning from Instant Vintage to most recent, critically acclaimed Jimmy Lee, Saadiq has been a trusted collaborator for trailblazing artists, such as John Legend, Little Dragon, Kendrick Lamar, and more. Born and raised in Oakland, CA, Saadiq’s extraordinary talent was discovered early on, and at a young age, he found himself on tour with Prince as a bass player with Sheila E.’s band. Saadiq garnered commercial success as the lead singer of Tony! Toni! Toné! with hits such as “Feels Good”, “Anniversary” and the iconic “It Never Rains (In Southern California)”. Later, he was a founding member of R&B supergroup Lucy Pearl. While his solo music career thrived, Saadiq honed his craft as a producer and songwriter, co-writing career-defining hits for D’Angelo (“Untitled (How Does It Feel)”) and Solange (“Cranes in the Sky”). Saadiq has also mastered the craft of storytelling on another level in creating award-winning musical scores in TV and film for the likes of Insecure, STEP, Mudbound, The United States Vs. Billie Holiday, Genius: Aretha, Lovecraft, and more. Still, Saadiq remains an in-demand co-star to Justin Timberlake, Elton John, and Mick Jagger for high-profile performances, including Lady Gaga’s memorable David Bowie tribute at the 2016 Grammy Awards. Raphael Saadiq has not only established himself as a Bay Area icon, but also a highly esteemed and sought-after musician and composer. 


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, June 3, 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.