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Where the Crawdads Sing

December 2, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 10:00 pm PST






Friday, December 2, 7:00PM PT

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

A woman who raised herself in the marshes of the Deep South becomes a suspect in the murder of a man with whom she was once involved. PG-13 | 125mins

Mychael Danna is an Academy Award-winning film composer recognized for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music. He composed the transculturally inspired Oscar and Golden Globe-winning score for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Danna also composed scores for Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm and Ride with the Devil. Other noted credits include Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films such as his longtime collaborator Atom Egoyan’s The Sweet Hereafter and Exotica, Moneyball and Capote with director Bennett Miller, Monsoon Wedding, Little Miss Sunshine, (500) Days of Summer, Being Julia, Deepa Mehta’s Water and Girl, Interrupted. He won an Emmy Award for outstanding music composition for the 2012 mini-series World Without End

Often collaborating with his brother Jeff, they have scored The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus for Terry Gilliam, The Breadwinner (Annie Nomination), Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, and Onward. Mychael and Jeff Danna most recently wrote the original score for the animated film My Father’s Dragon and co-wrote the film’s original song “Lift Your Wings” along with Nora Twomey, Meg LeFauve, and Frank Danna which is performed by ANOHNI.

Television scores include Alias Grace (Emmy Nomination), Tyrant, (3 Emmy Nominations), and Camelot (Emmy Nomination). His recent film projects include Tom McCarthy’s Stillwater, starring Matt Damon, and Where the Crawdads Sing directed by Olivia Newman and released in 2022.

Olivia Newman is the director of the acclaimed film Where The Crawdads Sing starring Daisy Edgar-Jones based on the best-seller by Delia Owens. She is currently directing and co-executive producing the series The Last Thing He Told Me for Apple through Twentieth, based on the mystery-thriller novel by Laura Dave and starring Jennifer Garner and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Newman’s debut feature film, First Match, was financed and distributed by Netflix and premiered at SXSW in 2018. The film garnered her the Audience Award for Best Feature at the festival. 

Newman is an alum of the prestigious Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs, and was chosen to be in the inaugural Female Forward program at NBC. She is the recipient of the IFP/Durga Foundation Filmmaker Award, the Adrienne Shelly Foundation filmmaker grant, and the Maryland Filmmakers fellowship. Additionally, Newman has received funding from the Sundance Institute, HBO, the Tribeca Film Institute, the San Francisco Film Society, and The Caucus Foundation, as well as support from IFP and Film Independent. Her short films have screened at dozens of festivals including the New York Film Festival, Palm Springs International Shortsfest, and Aspen Shortsfest, and have been broadcast on PBS, Shorts HD, and TV4. Newman received her MFA from Columbia University and her BA from Vassar College. 


Check-in begins 6:30PM.

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 two guests 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 California state health guidelines, masks are recommended to be worn indoors at all times.