Sunday, December 15th – West Mall 7 Theatres
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound – (dir. Midge Costin)
Doors Open 6:00pm – Film Begins 6:30pm
Official Selection 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Munich Film Festival, London Film Festival
Starring: Walter Murch, Ben Burtt, George Lucas, Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Robert Redford, Ryan Coogler, David Lynch, Sofia Coppola, Ang Lee, Christopher Nolan, Peter Weir
This is the perfect film to see in the midst of the busy awards film season – PRIOR to the Academy Awards® nominations and ceremony as it’s a great reminder of the unsung heroes of film sound, and a great primer on why all of those sound awards are so, so critical. This movie features a veritable who’s who of film, but also a behind-the-scenes look at nearly every famous movie that ever made a sound impact. It’s the perfect holiday gift for every movie lover – or aspiring filmmaker – who truly loves the cinema. Do. Not. Miss. It.
Featured films include: Singing in the Rain, Star Wars, A Star is Born, Apocalypse Now, Lost in Translation, The Godfather, The Conversation, and many more!
Film Summary: Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound pays an all-too-rare tribute to an aspect of filmmaking that’s utterly fascinating but often overlooked. Few realize that sound is 50% of the cinematic experience. Building on the pioneering sight-and-sound discoveries of iconic filmmakers, this documentary features the first generation of recognized Sound Designers who designed great movies with sound before a frame was shot. We will explore the collaborative relationship between Sound Designers and the visionary directors they work with by entering their creative realms via interviews and clips from their movies. We check out the latest discoveries and advances in sound technology and learn how sound transforms not only the cinematic experience, but also our lives.