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SCL Screening: Clemency w/Kathryn Bostic

December 3, 2019   |   7:30pm PST   |   Screening
Invites SCL Members and one guest
to a screening of the Neon film

Followed by a Q&A with


Author & Journalist

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Sunset Screening Room
8730 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Complimentary parking with validation. See map below.

*** Limited capacity: RSVP ASAP – click here to ATTEND EVENT ***

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

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden, Bernadine Williams. The emotional wedge in her marriage grows. Memories of a recently botched execution plague her daily. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.
R | 113 min
Composer and artist Kathryn Bostic is known for her work on award-winning films, TV, and live theater, like the critically-acclaimed documentary Toni Morrison – The Pieces I Am, for which she also wrote and performed its end-title song “High Above the Water,” and the recently premiered Masterworks concert Tovaangar: Coronation and Chaos, commissioned and performed by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra.

For the Sundance Grand Jury winner Clemency she provided the original score, wrote and performed the featured original song “Slow Train,” and served as Executive Producer.  Bostic has written for Broadway, most notably collaborating with the award-winning playwright August Wilson on Gem of the Ocean, and various productions of his last play Radio Golf, as well as the Mark Taper production of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, directed by Phylicia Rashad. Consequently, she was asked to score the PBS American Masters program August Wilson – The Ground on which I Stand. Reflecting on Wilson’s career, this documentary inspired her to write The August Wilson Symphony.

In addition to her work with August Wilson, Bostic’s work on Broadway includes Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo with Robin Williams. Her score of music and ambient textures in this play garnered her a win in the Sound Design category of the Drama Desk awards, as well as several nominations, including the Ovation Award, NAACP Theater Award, and a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Music in a Play. As a solo artist, Bostic toured extensively in festivals and venues including The Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s, Birdland, Tokyo and Osaka Blue Note, and The Pori Jazz Festival. Also a vocalist, Bostic recorded and performed with many renowned artists including Nas, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and David Byrne.

  • Check-in begins 7:00PM.
  • If you RSVP but are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation by 10:00AM Tuesday, December 3.
  • 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.
  • 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.