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SCL Screening: LADY BIRD w/Jon Brion & Greta Gerwig

THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS
Cordially invites SCL Members and one guest
to a screening of the A24 film
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Screening: Lady Bird

Followed by a Q&A with
 Composer
JON BRION

and
 Writer & Director
GRETA GERWIG

MODERATED BY T BONE BURNETT
*** COCKTAIL RECEPTION FOLLOWING Q&A ***

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017
7:30PM


London Hotel | Screening Room
1020 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069


HOSTED VALET PARKING
Lady Bird centers around Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), who fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after LadyBird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.The film was written and directed by Greta Gerwig and stars Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Lois Smith, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Odeya Rush, Jordan Rodrigues and Marielle Scott.  R  1h 34m

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Lady Bird - Jon Brion Jon Brion has built a reputation as a musician’s musician. The composer/songwriter/musician/producer has brought a singular musical voice to Paul Thomas Anderson’s films Hard Eight, Magnolia, and Punch-Drunk Love. He has also scored Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York, and David O. Russell’s I Heart Huckabees. He has written music for the hit comedies The Break-Up and Step Brothers; the gothic animated feature, ParaNorman; Judd Apatow’s This is 40; and Pixar’s short, Blue Umbrella. Brion’s recent film credits include Judd Apatow’s hit comedy Trainwreck, starring Amy Schumer, and Fox Searchlight Pictures’ Wilson, starring Judy Greer, Laura Dern, and Woody Harrelson. Brion showed musical promise from an early age in New Jersey, and formed a band out of high school. He soon played with artists including Aimee Mann and The Wallflowers, before becoming a producer and songwriter for artists including Fiona Apple, Rufus Wainwright, and Kanye West. Brion continues to expand is musical repertoire and expand his fan base, as evidenced by his regular sold-out performances @ Largo in West Hollywood.
 
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Lady Bird - Greta Gerwig Greta Gerwig has rapidly emerged as one of Hollywood’s most engaging actresses and now, the new director to watch. Greta was last seen in Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women alongside Annette Bening and Elle Fanning. Gerwig received a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Last year, Gerwig starred in Pablo Larrain’s Jackie alongside Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard; Todd Solondz’s Wiener-Dog opposite Danny De-Vito, Ellen Burstyn, and Kieran Culkin; and Rebecca Miller’s Maggie’s Plan opposite Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore. In 2015, Gerwig starred in Mistress America, a critically-acclaimed comedy that she co-wrote with director Noah Baumbach, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Gerwig’s previous collaboration with Baumbach, Frances Ha, earned her Golden Globe and Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture. Gerwig first received critical acclaim for her breakout role as Florence in Greenberg, which marked her first collaboration with writer/director Noah Baumbach. Her performance earned a Gotham Award nomination for Breakthrough Performance and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead. Other film credits include Barry Levinson’s The Humbling; Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love; Arthur, opposite Russell Brand and Helen Mirren; Whit Stillman’s comedy Damsels In Distress; and Fox Searchlight’s Lola Versus. Greta Gerwig graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College and currently resides in New York City.
 

Moderator

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Lady Bird - T-Bone BurnettT Bone Burnett's 40 years of experience in music and entertainment have earned him an unparalleled reputation as a first-rate innovative artist, songwriter, producer, performer, concert producer, record company owner and artist advocate. Burnett's highly sought-after involvement in music, film, television and stage projects is marked by his uncanny ability to successfully combine his unique artistic sensibilities with massive commercial appeal. He is a champion of artistic freedom and independence, and a driving force in the elevation of our popular culture.

Burnett is a 13-time Grammy Award winner, earning his latest statue this year in the category of Best Song Written For Visual Media, along with collaborators Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars’ Joy Williams and John Paul White. The foursome composed “Safe And Sound” for the blockbuster film The Hunger Games. Burnett was awarded a Grammy in that same category in 2011 – having co-written “The Weary Kind” with Ryan Bingham for the Oscar-winning film, Crazy Heart – as well as in the category of Best Compilation Soundtrack Album.

He has earned numerous Grammys - including Album of the Year and Record of the Year - for his production work on Raising Sand, the worldwide smash hit album from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. That same year, he was also awarded a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album for his work on B.B. King's One Kind Favor. He previously earned five Grammys for his work on the 8-times Platinum release, O Brother Where Art Thou? , which also spawned two highly successful national concert tours. Further Grammys followed for his work on the platinum soundtrack to the Johnny Cash biopic, Walk The Line, and the platinum Tony Bennett / K.D. Lang duets album, A Wonderful World. 

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - click "ATTEND EVENT" below.
 

RSVPs close 10:00AM Friday, December 15, or sooner if full.

No changes to your RSVP can be made after that time.

 

  • Check-in begins 7:00PM. No entry after the screening begins.
  • If you RSVP but are unable to attend, you must cancel your reservation by 10:00AM Friday.
  • FREE for current SCL members plus one guest who will stay for BOTH the screening and Q&A. Seating is first-come, first-served. 
  • Rared R = Attendees must be seventeen or older.
  • THIS INVITATION IS NON-TRANSFERABLE.

 

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