The Academy Award– and Grammy-winning music legend will discuss his acclaimed contributions as a composer, music supervisor and producer to films such as Crazy Heart, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Walk the Line, Cold Mountain and The Big Lebowski.
A night of mild debauchery headlined by rising comedic writer/actor Derek Waters features several of his short films (including several shorts from the Drunk History series), a conversation between Waters and Wholphin editor Brent Hoff, audience participation and drinking.
Porchlight, the acclaimed nonfictional storytelling series, makes a special SFIFF appearance with film specific stories on the theme, “Behind the Scenes.” Festival guests will participate, regaling us with true, sometimes titillating, often absurd tales about making movies.
Acclaimed film editor, sound designer, intellectual maverick and nine-time Academy Award–nominee Walter Murch will deliver a fascinating reading on the cultural origins of cinema in the 19th century, with special consideration paid to the legacies of Beethoven, Flaubert and Edison.
Remarkably gifted and prolific tunesmith Stephin Merritt, best known as the leader of the band the Magnetic Fields, presents live onstage the world premiere of his new score to the stunning 1916 silent film based on Jules Verne’s classic tale.
Following a triumphant debut at Sundance, this live documentary performance with live music by the Quavers explores the battered state of utopian thinking at the dawn of the 21st century, finding new possibilities in a humorous and touching look at contemporary disaffection with the future.