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SCL Screening: WAKEFIELD w/Aaron Zigman & Robin Swicord

Cordially invites SCL Members and one guest
to a screening of IFC Films'
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Screening: WAKEFIELD

Followed by a Q&A with

Writer & Director

Film Music Journalist & Variety Columnist




Real D Theatre
100 North Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Underground hosted parking in building

In Robin Swicord’s adaptation of E.L. Doctorow’s short story, successful suburbanite commuter Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) takes a perverse detour from family life: He vanishes without a trace. Hidden in the attic of his carriage house garage, surviving by scavenging at night, Howard secretly observes the lives of his wife (Jennifer Garner) and children and neighbors. Howard slowly realizes that he has not in fact left his family, he has left himself.
R 1h 46m
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: WAKEFIELD - Aaron Zigman Aaron Zigman is the ultimate modern film composer. As a classically trained musician, conductor and composer, he has a degree of versatility rarely seen amongst even today’s top talent. His deep classical roots combined with his ability to read the pulse of pop culture has enabled him to write, co-write and produce songs for some of music’s all-time greatest performers (Aretha Franklin, John Legend, Christina Aguilera, Seal, Phil Collins and more) and gives him the ability to traverse styles of music to develop some of what have been the industry’s most memorable film scores across diverse genres.

Award-winning Zigman has successfully composed over 50 film scores, including Wakefield, The Notebook, The Shack, Bridge to Terabithia, The Proposal, For Colored Girls, Flash of Genius, Sex and the City I & II, Escape from Planet Earth, Mr. Right, The Company Men, The Jane Austen Book Club, John Q, Alpha Dog and more…
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Lady Bird - Greta Gerwig

Robin Swicord is primarily known for her work as a screenwriter for MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA (Satellite Award for best screenplay); LITTLE WOMEN, (co-producer, Writers Guild award nomination); MATILDA (co-written and co-produced with Nicholas Kazan); the cult comedy SHAG (shared); THE PEREZ FAMILY; and PRACTICAL MAGIC (shared). She has written two plays that were produced off-Broadway (Last Days at the Dixie Girl Café, Criminal Minds, both published by Samuel French).

In 2009 Swicord received an Oscar nomination for her contribution to THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, a project Swicord originated and worked on for more than a decade.
Swicord made her feature-directing debut with Sony Pictures Classics’ THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB, produced by Julie Lynn and John Calley, for which Swicord also wrote the screenplay adaptation.

Swicord is currently a Governor for the Writers Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and chairs the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship. She mentors for the Sundance Screenwriting lab, and often co-leads Film Independent’s Writers Lab. In 2015 she helped create and launch the inaugural Hedgebrook Screenwriting Workshop for women writers, which
 took place again in October 2016. Swicord is married to writer-director Nicholas Kazan; they have two daughters, actor-writer Zoe Kazan and actor-writer Maya Kazan.


RSVPs close 10:00AM Monday, January 22, or sooner if full.

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


  • Check-in begins 6:30PM. No entry after the screening begins.
  • Seating is limited. If you RSVP but are unable to attend, you must cancel your RSVP by 10:00AM Monday [click link for instructions].
  • Invitation is for current SCL members plus one guest who will stay for BOTH screening and Q&A. Seating is first-come, first-served. 
  • Rated R = Attendees must be 17 or older.



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