Score: A Film Music Documentary

Nov 30

Sponsored by the Ed Berkowitz Film Education Fund.

What makes a film score unforgettable? SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY brings Hollywood’s elite composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world’s most international music genre: the film score. The documentary contains interviews with dozens of film composers who discuss their craft while exploring the making of the most iconic and beloved scores in history: “James Bond”, “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Titanic,” “The Social Network,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and “Psycho.”

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SCORE screening and Q&A SCORE screening and Q&A

Thu, Nov 30, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Told entirely through the perspectives of film composers, directors and musicians, SCORE reveals the inspiration, instrumentation, ideas, challenges and triumphs of creating the modern Hollywood soundtrack. After a screening of the documentary, writer/director Matt Schrader will speak about the process of making the film and how it grew from personal exploration of film music’s power into one of 2017’s most successful documentary films.

Tickets: $15 / $12 Avalon members

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Series Curator

Matt Schrader

Matt Schrader is a three-time Emmy Award-winning news producer and filmmaker and a graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. As a special projects producer for news agencies including CBS and NBC, his stories have changed lives, laws and resulted in millions of dollars returned to consumers and communities. In 2014, he left his career in news to pursue SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY, which became one of the most popular crowdfunded documentary projects of all time. Matt also attended the USC Annenberg School for Communication and helped found and grow the Southern California Business Film Festival in 2008. SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY is Matt’s first feature-length documentary, and you can connect with him on Twitter at @mattschrader or though SCORE’s Facebook page,

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