La La Land, one of the films of a generation upon its release in 2016, will be screened at London’s Eventim Apollo this 17 December and, even better than that, it’ll be accompanied by a live orchestra performing that dazzling score, giving audiences the opportunity to see the story unfold in a fresh and unique setting.
Having garnered universal critical acclaim across the board and capturing the hearts of audiences worldwide, Lionsgate’s La La Land reinvented the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema for modern times. Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, the film tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
The score is composed by Justin Hurwitz, who also scored the music for Chazelle’s previous films Guy and Madeleine on a Park Bench, and Whiplash, has also received critical acclaim, particularly for the film’s show-stopping songs ‘City of Stars’ and ‘Audition (The Fools Who Dream)’.
La La Land received 14 nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, and picked up six awards, most notably for Best Director, Best Actress, as well as Best Original Song for ‘City of Stars’ and Best Original Score. It also received seven nominations at the 74th Golden Globe Awards, winning incredibly in all seven categories including Best Motion Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Original Score.