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December 2, 2022 @ 3:00 pm 6:00 pm PST





Friday, December 2, 6:00PM ET

Please be mindful of the SCL’s Code of Conduct.

Nope, by Oscar® winner Jordan Peele, reimagines the summer movie. It’s an expansive pop epic of uncanny science fiction and complex social thriller that unpacks the seeds of violence, risk, and opportunism that are inseparable from the romanticized history of the American West… and from show business itself. Nope stars Oscar® winner Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Oscar® nominee Steven Yeun, Michael Wincott, Brandon Perea, and Keith David. The film is produced by Ian Cooper p.g.a., and is written, produced, and directed by Jordan Peele. The executive producers are Robert Graf and Win Rosenfeld. R | 130mins

Michael Abels, a two-time Emmy-nominated composer, is known for his genre-defying scores for the Jordan Peele films Get Out and Us, the latter of which won Abels a World Soundtrack Award, the Jerry Goldsmith Award, a Critics Choice nomination, and multiple critics awards. The hip-hop-influenced score for Us was short-listed for the Oscars and was even named “Score of the Decade” by The Wrap. Other recent media projects include the films Bad Education, Nightbooks, Fake Famous, and the docu-series Allen v. Farrow. Abels’s most recent releases include Beauty, which premiered at the Tribeca Festival and is now streaming on Netflix, Breaking (formerly 892) which premiered at Sundance before opening in theaters in August, and his third collaboration with Jordan Peele, Nope, which opened in theaters in July. Upcoming for Abels is the Chevalier de Saint-Georges biopic, Chevalier, for which he composed the on-screen performances.

Abels’ creative output also includes many concert works, including “At War With Ourselves” for the Kronos Quartet, “Isolation Variation” for Hilary Hahn, and the opera Omar, co-composed with Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Rhiannon Giddens, which opened at Los Angeles Opera on October 22 and narrates Omar Ibn Said’s 1831 autobiography, detailing the 37-year-old West African scholar’s kidnapping and ultimate enslavement in Charleston, South Carolina. His scores have been performed by the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and many others. Some of these pieces are available on the Cedille label, including “Delights and Dances” and “Winged Creatures”. Current commissions include a work for the National Symphony, and a guitar concerto for Grammy-nominated artist Mak Grgic.

Abels is co-founder of the Composers Diversity Collective, an advocacy group to increase the visibility of composers of color in film, gaming, and streaming media.


Check-in begins 5:30PM.

If you RSVP but are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation by 10:00AM Friday, December 2.

Free for current SCL members (click here to check your membership status) plus one guest who will stay for both the screening and Q&A. Please remember to RSVP for two (2) if you plan on bringing a guest.

In the event of a waitlist, please remember to sign up twice (2) if you plan on bringing a guest.

Guests of SCL members may NOT attend without the member invitee, or if the member RSVPs, but cannot attend and cancels.

Please allow extra time for traffic and check-in.

This invitation is non-transferable.

Seating is first come, first serve. Late arrivals may not be allowed into the theater. 

Per New York state health guidelines, masks are recommended to be worn indoors at all times.