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Lucy and Desi
August 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PDT
MODERATED BY TIM GREIVING (Film Music Journalist)
Screening Link available upon Registration
YouTube Live Stream Q&A
Monday, August 15, 1:00PM (PT)
From director Amy Poehler, Lucy and Desi explores the unlikely partnership and enduring legacy of one of the most prolific power couples in entertainment history. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz risked everything to be together. Their love for each other led to the most influential show in the history of television, I Love Lucy. Desi – an immigrant from Cuba who lost everything in exile, became a band leader, and eventually a brilliant producer and technical pioneer. Lucille came from nothing and, with an unrivaled work ethic, built a career as a model, chorus girl, and eventually as an actor in the studio system. She found her calling in comedy, first in radio. When Lucille was finally granted the opportunity to have her own television show, she insisted that her real-life spouse, Desi, be cast as her husband. Defying the odds, they re-invented the medium, on the screen and behind the cameras. The foundation of I Love Lucy was the constant rupture and repair of unconditional love. What Lucy and Desi couldn’t make work with each other, they gave to the rest of the world. Lucy and Desi is an insightful and intimate peek behind the curtain of these two remarkable trailblazers. PG | 103mins
David Schwartz is an Emmy and Grammy-nominated composer for both film and television series. He recently scored director Amy Poehler’s documentary debut, Lucy and Desi, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival, and for which he just received an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special.” Credits include Peacock’s comedy series Rutherford Falls, which he co-composes with Indigenous hip hop band Halluci Nation — Schwartz composed the opening theme of the show with both Lucy Schwartz and the Halluci Nation —; Michael Schur’s NBC comedy series The Good Place; Fox/Netflix’s Arrested Development, for which he received an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Music Composition For A Series”; HBO’s Deadwood, which resulted in an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Main Title Theme Music”; CBS’s Wolf Lake, produced by Alex Gansa, for which he earned his second Emmy nomination in the main title theme category; and Northern Exposure, co-created by Joshua Brand and John Falsey, for which he received a Grammy nomination for his main theme; Fox’s Almost Family, produced by Jason Katims; the CW’s Reaper, co-created by Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas; Matt Ratner’s indie film Standing Up, Falling Down; and many more.
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Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Monday, August 15, 10 minutes before Q&A start.
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