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Raymond and Ray
November 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PST
Raymond & Ray follows half-brothers Raymond and Ray who have lived in the shadow of a terrible father. Somehow, they still each have a sense of humor, and his funeral is a chance for them to reinvent themselves. There’s anger, there’s pain, there’s folly, there might be love, and there’s definitely gravedigging. Not Rated | 106mins
Jeff Beal began to garner notice as a composer with the acclaimed film Pollock (2000). Beal composes, orchestrates, conducts, mixes, and often performs on his own scores. An accomplished and recorded jazz musician, Beal uses his improvisational skills to read the emotional tone of a scene. “This process allows me to envision a world where anything can happen.”
A five-time EMMY® winner, Beal’s improvisatory method, sense of timing, and sophistication have made him a favorite of directors including Ed Harris (Pollock and Appaloosa), David Fincher (House of Cards), Oliver Stone (JFK Revisited, The Putin Interviews), and Lauren Greenfeld (The Queen of Versailles, Generation Wealth). Documentarians also appreciate this flexibility, and he has scored many, including Blackfish, The Price of Everything, Weiner, Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel, The Bleeding Edge, and Boston. His dramatic scoring credits include HBO’s Rome, Carnivàle, The Newsroom, USA’s Monk, and Netflix’s House of Cards. His recent film projects include the documentary The Biggest Little Farm and Breaking News in Yuba County. As a concert composer Beal’s works have been commissioned and performed by the LA Master Chorale, St. Louis Symphony, The Rochester Philharmonic, and grammy winning soloists HIla Plitmann and Jason Vieaux.
Rodrigo Garcia, is a celebrated award-winning director, producer, and writer. A consistent figure in independent film over the last 20 years, Rodrigo has directed the multiple Academy Award®-nominated film Albert Nobbs starring Glenn Close, Mother and Child starring Annette Bening, Naomi Watts, and Samuel L. Jackson, and Nine Lives. His latest film Raymond & Ray is a family drama that explores familial and societal patriarchal themes through two brothers, played by Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor. The film, produced by Alfonso Cuarón, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12 and globally thereafter on Apple TV+ on October 21. Garcia has also written and directed several films which have attracted critical acclaim, such as his first written and directed film Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her which won the Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes in 2000, Last Days in the Desert starring Ewan McGregor, and Four Good Days starring Glenn Close and Mila Kunis which each earned Sundance premieres in 2015 and 2020, respectively. In addition to his distinguished career in film, Garcia has worked on several television shows including Sopranos, Six Feet Under, In Treatment starring Gabriel Byrne, which he received a WGA Award for, and Big Love for which he directed the pilot episode and was nominated for an EMMY Award® for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. He also released two limited series in the summer of 2022, News of a Kidnapping for Amazon Prime Video and Santa Evita for Hulu.
Garcia is the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Indigenous Media, a next-generation digital studio focused on producing original content for digital and emerging platforms worldwide. He is the Co-Creator of WIGS, the digital drama channel offering over 180 episodes of scripted content. For WIGS, Garcia wrote and directed the WIGS series Blue starring Julia Stiles, and Christine starring America Ferrera. His memoir, A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes was published in July 2021 by HarperVia.