Women Composing for the Screen

March 4, 2019, 10:00 pm

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, we explore the vast and diverse body of film scores composed by women, from Germaine Tailleferre, who started composing for the silent screen in the 1920s, to Jocelyn Pook, the composer of the critically-acclaimed 2018 movie The Wife with Glenn Close. Music by Mica Levi (Jackie) and Tamar-kali (Mudbound) is featured, as well as selections by Rachel Portman and Anne Dudley, the only women (so far) to win Academy Awards in the Best Original Score category.

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