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SCL Screening: MUDBOUND w/Mary J Blige & Dee Rees

THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS
Cordially invites SCL Members and up to two guests
to a screening of
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Screening: MUDBOUND
Featuring the Original Song
“Mighty River”
Written by Mary J Blige, Raphael Saadiq, Taura Stinson
Performed by Mary J. Blige.

Original Score by
Tamar-kali

Followed by a Q&A and Reception with
Songwriter and Actor
MARY J BLIGE
&
Director and Co-writer
DEE REES

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017
6:00PM

Pacific Design Center | Silver Screen Theatre
8687 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069


PARKING: ENTER STRUCTURE OFF MELROSE
BUILDING ENTRANCE IS INSIDE PARKING RAMP ON FIRST FLOOR
THEATER IS LOCATED ON SECOND FLOOR OF GREEN BUILDING

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RSVPs close 10:00AM Saturday, November 4, or sooner if full.

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

IMPORTANT:

  • Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the event. No entry after the screening begins.
  • Seating is very limited. If you are unable to attend, you must cancel your reservation by 10:00AM Saturday. [HOW TO CANCEL]
  • Once capacity is met, you will be placed on a wait list and informed of availability on the day of the event.
  • This invitation is for current SCL members plus up to two guests who will stay for BOTH the screening and Q&A. Seating is first-come, first-served. 
  • Please allow extra time for traffic, security, and check-in.
  • Your guest must be with you at check-in, no saving seats.
  • Rated R = attendees must be seventeen (17) years or older.
  • THIS INVITATION IS NON-TRANSFERABLE.
  • Screenings are overbooked due to no-shows.

Synopsis

Set in the rural American South during World War II, director Dee Rees' Mudbound is an epic story of two families pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta. The McAllan family, newly transplanted from the quiet civility of Memphis, is unprepared for the harsh demands of farming. Despite the grandiose dreams of Henry (Jason Clarke), his wife Laura (Carey Mulligan) struggles to keep the faith in her husband's losing venture. Meanwhile, Hap and Florence Jackson (Rob Morgan, Mary J Blige) — fellow sharecroppers who have worked the land for generations — work to build a small dream of their own despite the rigidly enforced social barriers they face. The war upends both families' plans as their returning loved ones, Jamie McAllan (Garrett Hedlund) and Ronsel Jackson (Jason Mitchell), forge a fast but uneasy friendship over their shared experience as soldiers in Europe. R  2h 14m
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: MUDBOUND - Mary J. Blige Mary J Blige  

Iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist, Mary Jane Blige is a figure of inspiration, transformation and empowerment making her one of the defining voices of the contemporary music era. With a track record of eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards (plus a staggering 32 nominations), a 2012 Golden Globe nomination, and five American Music Awards, Blige is a global superstar. And in the ensuing years, the singer/songwriter has attracted an intensely loyal fan base—responsible for propelling worldwide sales of more than 50 million albums.

Born in the Bronx, New York, Blige began moving people with her soulful voice when at 18 she signed with Andre Harrell’s Uptown Records in 1989, becoming the MCA-distributed label’s youngest and first female artist. Influenced at an early age by the music of Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight, Blige brought her own gritty, urban-rooted style—fusing hip-hop, soul and honest, frank lyrics—to the forefront on her 1992 debut album What’s the 411? The multi-platinum set, executive produced by Sean “Diddy” Combs, quickly spun off several hits, including two No. R&B No. 1s: You Remind Me and Real Love.

Blige helped redefine R&B and began forging a unique niche for herself on the more personal second album, 1994’s My Life. Blige is an artist that uses her gift of song to lift spirits and touch lives while bringing her heart, soul and truth to those who are willing to listen. She is loved for her passionate, chart-topping hits like “Be Without You”, “No More Drama” and “Family Affair” all of which have made her a force in music.

And thus began the Blige movement: connecting legions of fans that identify with and have accompanied her throughout her personal travails and growth—all fearlessly related through her music. Each subsequent album reads like a chapter from an autobiography: Share My World (1997), Mary (1999), No More Drama (2001), Love & Life (2003), the multiple Grammy-winning and hit-spewing The Breakthrough (2005), Growing Pains (2007) and Stronger with Each Tear (2009). Along the way, she’s lined up a string of hit singles, including Not Gon’ Cry, Love Is All We Need, Seven Days, All That I Can Say, Family Affair and Just Fine.

In October 2013, Blige for Matriarch Records/Verve Records/Interscope Records released her first-ever holiday album titled, A Mary Christmas in collaboration with legendary producer, David Foster. Blige's holiday album features her soulful interpretation of classic holiday tunes including Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, and The Christmas Song. Blige is joined by a number of A-list guests, such as Barbra Streisand, and duets with Jessie J, The Clark Sisters and Spanish collaboration with Mark Anthony.

Blige, who co-penned I Can See in Color for 2009’s Precious soundtrack, has branched out into acting. She appeared in Tyler Perry’s dramatic comedy, I Can Do Bad All By Myself in 2009 and starred in Rock of Ages, alongside Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Russel Brand in 2012. Taking on a more dramatic role, in 2013, she starred as Betty Shabazz in the TV movie Betty & Coretta, a biographical story about the widows of Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr. Then in November 2013 Mary J. Blige starred as the mysterious guardian angel “Platinum Fro,” in the holiday musical film drama Black Nativity. Ramping up her acting career, Blige has guest-starred on the ABC comedy, Black-ish and the FOX musical drama Empire and as well as playing Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West, on the NBC musical, The Wiz LIVE!

In 2014, Blige released her 13th studio album, The London Sessions, which reached the No.1 position on the Top R&B Albums chart and included a behind-the-scene documentary of her recording sessions that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2015.

Blige recently completed The King and Queen of Hearts World Tour with Maxwell and is finalizing her 14th album titled Strength of a Woman, slated for release April 28. Her single, “Thick of It,” held the number 1 spot on the Urban AC Chart for 16 consecutive weeks after its release in November.

Blige most recently guest starred on ABC’s, How to Get Away with Murder and is starring in MUDBOUND, opposite Carey Mulligan and Garrett Hedlund, which premiered to rave reviews this year at Sundance.

 
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: MUDBOUND - Dee Rees Dee Rees 
 
Writer/Director Dee Rees is an alumna of New York University’s graduate film program and a Sundance Screenwriting & Directing Lab Fellow.

Dee's Emmy-Award winning HBO film BESSIE (2015) starred Queen Latifah as the legendary American Blues singer and was nominated for a total of twelve Emmy Awards, including Dee’s individual nominations for Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special. BESSIE was also nominated for four Critics’ Choice Awards and Dee was the recipient of the 2016 Director’s Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Miniseries as well as the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie.

Dee's debut feature film Pariah starring Adepero Oduye and Kim Wayans premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival where it was honored with the festival’s U.S. Dramatic Competition “Excellence in Cinematography” Award and was later released by Focus Features. Pariah went on to win numerous awards including the John Cassavetes Award at the Independent Spirit Awards (2011), the Gotham Award for Best Breakthrough Director (2011), Outstanding Film–Limited Release at the GLAAD Media Awards (2012) and it received seven NAACP Image Award nominations including Outstanding Motion Picture, Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing and won the award for Outstanding Independent Motion Picture.” Pariah also earned Dee a spot on New York Times’ 10 Directors to Watch list in 2013.

Previously, Dee was selected as a 2008 Tribeca Institute/Renew Media Arts Fellow and appeared on Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film that same year. She is a 2011 United States Artists Fellow and her notable residencies include Yaddo and The MacDowell Colony.

Dee Rees was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee and currently resides in New York.
 

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THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS (SCL)  is the non-profit premier organization for professional film, television, video game, and musical theater composers and lyricists, and those working in our industry such as orchestrators, arrangers, music supervisors, music agents, music attorneys, music editors, copyists, recording engineers, and related jobs, with a distinguished 70-year history in the fine art of creating music for visual media. Current SCL Members include the top creative professionals whose experience and expertise is focused on many of the creative, technological, legal, newsworthy and pressing issues of the film music, television music, game music, and musical theatre industry today.
 

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