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SCL Screening: Science Fair w/Jeff Morrow, Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster

RSVPs close 1:00PM Saturday, December 8
Cordially invites SCL Members and up to three guests
to a screening of the family-friendly
National Geographic documentary

Followed by a Q&A and reception with


Teacher Participant
Science Fair Participant

Contributor at The Hollywood Reporter

Sunday, December 9, 2018
1:00PM - Screening

Harmony Gold
7655 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Free underground parking, accessible from Sunset Boulevard.
Free overflow parking behind building, on Stanley Avenue.
Street parking available.

4:00-6:00PM - Reception
Electric Owl
1451 N Gardner St
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Small parking lot, metered street parking available.
6 minute walk from Harmony Gold - guests can leave cars
in Harmony Gold parking garage or overflow parking until 6:45PM.

Please be mindful of the SCL's Code of Conduct.

Nine high school students from disparate corners of the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and hormones on their quest to win the international science fair. Only one can be named "Best in Fair.” It's almost like a Christopher Guest movie — but real.
PG | 90 min
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Science Fair - Jeff Morrow Jeff Morrow’s music can be heard in award-winning indies, blockbuster hits and everything in between. He recently scored the Netflix hit comedy Ibiza, starring Gillian Jacobs, and the documentary Science Fair, which won audience choice awards at both the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. His score for Christian Sparkes’ directorial debut feature Cast No Shadow earned him a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Original Score, and he received a 2018 Annie Award nomination for his score for the Disney Animation featurette Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.

Also in demand as a collaborator, working with renowned composers Christophe Beck and Henry Jackman, Morrow has composed additional music for Fox’s The Peanuts Movie, Dreamworks’ Trolls, Marvel’s Ant-Man and its sequel Ant-Man and The Wasp, and, most recently, for Disney’s Ralph Breaks The Internet.

Morrow was selected as one of two composers in residence in the inaugural year of the Canadian Film Centre Slaight Music Lab in 2012, headed by Oscar® -winning composer Mychael Danna.

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Science Fair - Cristina ConstantiniScience Fair is Cristina Costantini's first feature and second collaboration with Darren Foster. The pair previously partnered on Death by Fentanyl, a 2017 duPont Award-winning investigation about an opiate that's making the worst drug epidemic in U.S. history even deadlier. Long before Cristina was an investigative journalist, she was a science fair nerd. As a dweeby high school kid from Wisconsin, the international science fair is where she found her tribe.

The documentary Science Fair is a love letter to a world that validated her during the dark years of high school. As a freshman, she placed fourth and it changed her life forever. After attending Yale University, she reported and produced for the New Haven Independent, The Huffington Post, ABC News, Univision and Fusion. Her first TV documentary, which looked at sex trafficking in Mexico, was nominated for two Emmys®, and her reporting on immigration has won awards from GLAAD and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Science Fair - Darren Foster Science Fair is Darren Foster's first feature and second collaboration with Cristina, after the documentary Death by Fentanyl. The project was part of Darren's ongoing coverage of the opioid crisis, which began with his groundbreaking investigation The OxyContin Express, which received a 2009 Peabody Award, a Television Academy Honor, and an Emmy® nomination.

Darren's other recent projects include Chasing El Chapo, a short documentary about the hunt for El Chapo Guzman that was infamously name-checked by Sean Penn in his Rolling Stone interview with the drug lord, Borderland, a critically acclaimed documentary series Darren directed for Al-Jazeera America, in which six ordinary Americans of different political persuasions make the journey across Mexico and the U.S. border, and Inside: Secret America, an investigative series he co-created and produced for National Geographic.

Darren is co-founder of MuckMedia, the production company that produced Science Fair. His work has appeared on VICE, Discovery, National Geographic, PBS, CNN, ABC, Channel 4 (UK), the CBC and Current TV. Darren has an M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Science Fair - Cristina ConstantiniDr. Serena McCalla is a research teacher from Long Island, and a force of nature. Known for her demanding, in-your-face style, she has transformed her team of young immigrants from Jericho High School - most of whom speak English as a second language - into one of the best science fair teams in the world. In an ultra-competitive scene where it’s remarkable for any high school to have one or two students qualify for ISEF, Dr. McCalla had nine.
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Science Fair - Darren Foster Robbie Barrat is a math genius from West Virginia with a taste for loud shirts and mischief, who nearly failed out of his high school algebra class. He went viral for creating an artificial intelligence computer that uses 6.000 Kanye West rap lyrics and outputs original raps. He spends most of his days in his attic, building computers from parts he scavenges at a local junkyard, writing machine learning algorithms and daydreaming of a future surrounded by kids with similar interests. Robbie hopes that a win at ISEF will make up for his abysmal grades and get him into a good college.


RSVPs close 1:00PM Saturday, December 8, or sooner if full.

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

  • Check-in begins 12:30PM.
  • If you are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation by 1:00PM Saturday, December 8.
  • FREE for current SCL members plus up to three guests who will stay for BOTH the screening and Q&A/Reception.
  • Please allow extra time for traffic, and check-in.

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