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SCL Screening: When They See Us w/Kris Bowers

August 15, 2019   |   7:30pm PDT   |   Screening
Invites SCL Members and one guest
to a screening and reception featuring the Netflix series

Followed by a Q&A with


Thursday, August 15, 2019
Screening Episode 1
Reception to follow screening and Q&A

Netflix Home Theater
1455 N. Van Ness Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Complimentary self-parking.

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

Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us chronicles the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four-part limited series focuses on the five teenagers from Harlem – Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series spans 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.
TV-MA | 60-80 min
Emmy Award®-winning composer and pianist Kris Bowers creates genre-defying music that pays homage to his jazz roots with inflections of alternative and R&B influences. In 2018, Bowers collaborated with Emmy® and Academy Award®-winning director Peter Farrelly and Academy Award®-winning actor Mahershala Ali on their critically acclaimed Green Book (Academy Award® for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay). In addition to scoring the film, Bowers served as Ali’s on-screen hand-double, providing the fingering for close up piano shots, as well as spending months working with Ali as his piano instructor – Ali won Best Supporting Actor for the role. Bowers’ work on Green Book landed him a nomination for Best Score at the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards.

Bowers’ scoring work can be heard across a wide range of film and television from documentaries like Kobe Bryant’s Muse, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, Seeds Of Time, and Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, to scripted series including For The People, Dear White People, The Snowy Day (for which he won an Emmy®), Little Boxes, and Black Monday. In early 2018, Bowers scored the critically acclaimed drama, Monsters and Men, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Most recently, his work appears in Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed miniseries, When They See Us, for which he has received an Emmy® nomination. Additionally, his original music and lyrics are featured as the main theme and end credits for Madden NFL 19: Longshot, as well as the forthcoming Madden 2020.

  • Check-in begins 7:00PM.
  • If you RSVP but are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation by 10:00AM Thursday, August 15.
  • 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 allow extra time for traffic and check-in.
  • Reception = attendees must be 21+.
  • This invitation is non-transferable.