Composing For Film
A Special Presentation with
Academy Award-Winning Composer
Join us for an intimate event with lauded Oscar-winning film composer Rachel Portman, who will speak on her career of composing for such films as Mona Lisa Smile (2003), The Cider House Rules (1999), and Benny & Joon (1993).
BIFF’s Executive Director Greg Gerard, a talented musician in his own right, will dive deep into her approach to the craft, her experiences composing over the years and across many technologies, and of which projects she’s most proud.
The second half of this program welcomes Beloit natives Jonathan Bartz and Pierre Charles to join the conversation with burning questions of their own.
Bartz and Charles both have promising careers in film and TV composition in Hollywood – and we welcome them back to their hometown’s festival to shed light on that ever-essential element of film: the music.
All virtual events will be held over Zoom or streamed live across Facebook
This virtual conversation is in companion with the Drive-In screening of her film Benny & Joon (1993).