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SCL Screening "Secondhand Lions" w/Patrick Doyle

Event: SCL Screening "Secondhand Lions" w/Patrick Doyle
Date: September 16, 2003
Time: 7:30 pm

THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS Presents A SPECIAL MEMBER EVENT with PATRICK DOYLE Featuring a screening of "SECONDHAND LIONS"

The SCL invites each member plus one guest to attend an exciting evening on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th, 2003, beginning with a full-length screening of "SECONDHAND LIONS," made available by New Line Cinema. Following the screening, PATRICK DOYLE will discuss his score for the film with composer/SCL Past President Ray Colcord, including a question & answer (Q&A) segment with the audience.

FREE to SCL members plus one guest Guest must be accompanied by SCL member.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2003, 7:30pm HARMONY GOLD * 7655 Sunset Blvd. * Hollywood, CA 90046 (Free underground parking is available off of Sunset Blvd. & Stanley)

Scottish composer PATRICK DOYLE is a graduate of the Scottish Royal Academy of Music and Drama and was an actor, music teacher and musical director in the early part of his career. Doyle first began film composition for Kenneth Branagh with "Henry V" and went on to work with him as composer for six additional films. ("Hamlet" was Doyle's second Academy Award® nominated score). He has worked with a variety of distinguished directors: Robert Altman ("Gosford Park"), Brian DePalma ("Carlito's Way"), Alfonso Cuarón ("A Little Princess") Ang Lee ("Sense and Sensibility," his first Academy Award® nomination) and Régis Wargnier ("Indochine" and "Est-Ouest"). "The Galíndez Mystery" (El Mysterio Galíndez) for Gerardo Herrero was released in summer 2003. His latest project, along with "Secondhand Lions" for writer-director Tim McCanlies, is "Calendar Girls" for Nigel Cole, both to be released in the Fall 2003. Doyle received Composer of the Year in 2002 at Ghent.

Opening September 26th, "Secondhand Lions" follows the comedic adventures of an introverted boy named Walter (Haley Joel Osment) whose mother, Mae (Kyra Sedgwick), dumps him off, in the midst of a young life marked by broken promises, to spend the summer with his cranky, eccentric great uncles, played by Robert Duvall and Michael Caine. The subtext involves tales of faraway places, the French Foreign Legion and rescue of a beautiful woman from the clutches of an evil sheik, giving Doyle the opportunity to compose four distinctive themes. Rated PG, 107 minutes.

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