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Score Salutes Film Scores and Their Composers Through Interviews with Hollywood’s Biggest Names

The Bailey Hall Film Series screens the documentary with its director on Oct. 19

Davie, Fla. (October 3, 2017) – Go behind the scenes to discover how famous Hollywood composers developed some of the most iconic scores in history as Bailey Hall presents Score on Thursday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. As part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, director Matt Schrader will engage the audience in a post-screening discussion about the film and his work.

"Score is a movie for movie lovers," said Dr. Dan Barnard, Broward College associate dean of cultural affairs and director of Bailey Hall. "It offers an insider's view of the moments that move millions in movie theaters around the world. After seeing this, you'll never watch the Best Original Score award on the Academy® Award telecast the same way again."

The 2017 documentary features interviews with John Williams, Quincy Jones, James Horner and Randy Newman as well as directors James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and many others as it explores how composers assemble music to complement onscreen images that achieve powerful reactions from worldwide audiences.

Schrader describes his inspiration for the documentary writing: "I remember the stirring rhythms of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, the spine-tingling orchestral finale of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and the pounding, adrenaline-pumping awe of The Dark Knight's final ride. These are moments where, almost inexplicably, we as viewers transcend the story we're being told. Score grew from a personal exploration of film music's power into a focused examination of why we feel these moments, and what goes into making them."

Entertainment Weekly reviewed the documentary noting "Matt Schrader's Score finally gives film composers their due with a documentary that's part geeky history lesson, part tribute to some of the greatest musical moments in movie history." The trailer is available at

The Bailey Hall Film Series is presented in the Bailey Hall Jazz Club format that offers a more intimate experience in which the audience sits on the stage which creates an 'up close and personal' interaction with the filmmaker. Ticket holders receive a complementary beverage to enjoy during the film to add to the casual lounge atmosphere.

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Bailey Hall Film Series continues with Romeo is Bleeding (Nov. 2); DEEJ (Feb. 15); Purple Dreams, (March 15); Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry (April 12); and Pushing Dead (TBD).

Tickets are $10. Student and senior discounts are also available. Tickets are available by visiting or contacting the Bailey Hall box office at (954) 201-6884. The box office and phone lines are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and one hour prior to an event.  The flagship venue of Broward College, Bailey Hall is located on the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus at 3501 Davie Rd. in Davie and offers free parking.



Bailey Hall offers Broward College students, faculty and the South Florida community with highest quality cultural entertainment and programming which is hip, smart, engaging, and authentic. The College uses its various music, theater, and film series to incorporate an academic component for its fine arts and visual arts students through master classes, workshops and participation. Recently, Bailey Hall underwent a $5.6 million renovation to improve the experience, sound and atmosphere.

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