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Jangle Your Nerves The Right Way For A Change With The Birdman Score, Performed Live

  • Annenberg Center Live 3680 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)

The really striking thing about Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s 2014 masterpiece Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is just how much is going on in there, how much it has to give to the viewer. All great movies, of course, are more than the sum of their parts, but Birdman, in all of its wily metaphysical-jazz-parable-for-our-times-ness, is an object lesson in this. And in terms of how the film is paced — its two hours seems to pass by in moments — Antonio Sánchez’s percussive score fully weaponizes Birdman. Sánchez won a Grammy, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA Award for his work on the Oscar-winning movie, and in a fortuitous turn of events, he’s now on tour performing the score live, along to the movie. Be it for the cinephile, jazzhead, or just lover of the sublime, this is one not to miss.

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