2017, Gravitas Ventures, 93 min, USA, Dir: Matt Schrader

What makes a film score unforgettable? Featuring Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, John Williams, Quincy Jones, Trent Reznor, Howard Shore, Rachel Portman, Randy Newman and the late James Horner, SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY brings Hollywood’s elite composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world’s most international music genre: the film score. A film composer is a musical scientist of sorts, and the influence they have to complement screen imagery and garner powerful reactions from global audiences can be a daunting task to take on. The documentary contains interviews with dozens of film composers who discuss their craft and the magic of film music while exploring the making of some of the most iconic and beloved scores in history: PSYCHO, TITANIC, THE SOCIAL NETWORK, and the James Bond, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises.

2015, Humankind Production, 143 min, France, Dir: Yann Arthus-Bertrand

This collection of stories and images of our world offers an immersion to the core of what it means to be human. Through these stories full of love and happiness, as well as hatred and violence, HUMAN brings us face to face with the Other, inspiring us to reflect on the meaning of our existence. From stories of everyday experiences to accounts of the most unbelievable lives, these poignant encounters share a rare sincerity and underline who we are – our darker side, but also what is most noble in us, and what is universal. Our Earth is shown at its most sublime through never-before-seen aerial images accompanied by soaring music, resulting in an ode to the beauty of the world, providing a moment to draw breath and for introspection.

2016, Cohen Film, 190 min, France, Dir: Bertrand Tavernier

Described by director Bertrand Tavernier as “an expression of gratitude to all those filmmakers, screenwriters, actors and musicians who have erupted into my life,” this documentary is manna from heaven to fans of French film. Spanning nearly half a century of the country’s cinematic history, the clips and reminiscences here showcase the work of luminaries including Jacques Becker, Marcel Carné and Jean Renoir as well as unjustly neglected talents.

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