The Academy presents a spring and summer series illuminating the art of sound for motion pictures and the significant influence it has in film. The series will take place at various venues in New York City and include onstage conversations and screenings of acclaimed films.
“THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD” (1938)
Saturday, May 20, 4:40 p.m. - Film Forum, 209 W. Houston Street in New York City
Co-presented by Film Forum, featuring special guests Ben Burtt & Craig Barron
Join Oscar®-winning visual effects supervisor Craig Barron and Oscar®-winning sound designer Ben Burtt as they deconstruct the extraordinary artistry behind “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” with a special emphasis on matte painting and sound effects, including a recreation of the archery tests that went into finding that just right “zing” sound.
“WE’LL FIX IT IN THE MIX: AN EVENING WITH LEE DICHTER AND TOM FLEISCHMAN”
Tuesday, May 23, 7:00 p.m. - MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street in New York City
Hosted by Supervising ADR Editor Deborah Wallach
Join re-recording mixers Lee Dichter and Oscar®-winner Tom Fleischman for a discussion about their combined 90 years in the sound business. The two will share stories from their most challenging films and talk about the process that gave these films their final sound design. The conversation will be moderated by film journalist Joe Neumaier and feature clips from their respective filmographies.
“MADE YOU LOOK: FOUR DECADES OF HIP-HOP’S IMPACT IN CINEMA”
Tuesday, June 6, 13, 20 & 27, 7:00 p.m. - SVA Theater, 333 W. 23rd Street in New York City
Co-presented by Martha Diaz of the Hip-Hop Education Center
“Made You Look” traces the 35- year rise of hip-hop culture in film and hip hop’s media presence from its independent roots to the global force it is today. “Made You Look” is guest curated by hip-hop scholar and archivist Martha Diaz, who has selected one movie to represent each decade, showing the evolution of hip-hop's image and narrative from that period. Diaz will contextualize each film with a 10-minute introduction and moderate a post-screening discussion with special guest speakers.
Films in the series include:
Tuesday, June 6 - 1980s – “Wild Style” directed by Charlie Ahearn. Post-screening Q&A with Ahearn.
Tuesday, June 13 - 1990s – “Menace II Society” directed by The Hughes Brothers.
Tuesday, June 20 - 2000s – “8 Mile” directed by Curtis Hanson.
Tuesday, June 27 - 2010s – “Nas: Time Is Illmatic” directed by One9. Post-screening Q&A with One9 and writer Erik Parker.
“LAYERS: HOW TO BUILD A SOUNDTRACK FROM THE GROUND UP”
Thursday, June 15, 7:00 p.m. - MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street in New York City
Come see (and hear!) how an accomplished team of veteran artists use multiple layers of sound to enhance the mood of a film, serve the director's vision and seamlessly drive the story forward. Panelists will show rough scenes from films they have worked on and illustrate how the final sound design was conceived and created. Learn about the demands of the job with anecdotes from the panelists.
Special guests: Philip Stockton (supervising sound editor and dialogue editor), Eugene Gearty (supervising sound editor and effects designer), Paul Hsu (supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer), Suzana Peric (music editor), and Deborah Wallach (supervising ADR editor). Moderated by film journalist Joe Neumaier.