April 19-29, 2018

Score: A Film Music Documentary


What are the unique qualities that make a film score truly unforgettable? How does a composer translate what’s happening on screen into a piece of music that perfectly underscores or supplements the action taking place before us? This feature-length documentary explores the emotive power of big-budget musical masterpieces crafted to build tension, imprint sorrow, or even trigger euphoria in worldwide audiences, delivering a rare look into accomplished film composers’ visionary techniques.

Taking a peek at how composers developed some of the most iconic film and television scores in history, Score follows the creative struggles of designing a soundtrack from scratch, interviewing some of cinema’s most recognized names in film music as they work. Featuring interviews with Hans Zimmer, James Cameron, Danny Elfman, Quincy Jones, Randy Newman and John Williams, the film attempts to unearth that most thrilling alchemy that results in the production of a film score that stands the test of time. Following the screening on April 1st, join us for a conversation with industry professionals about the world of film score composition and everything that goes into the artful pairing of image and sound.

Director Matt Schrader to be in attendance for screenings!

Film generously sponsored by Hello Hollywood’s René Katz and Richard Warren Rappaport and co-presented by Piedmont Wind Symphony