What: Free screening of Richard Linklater’s “Bernie” in Discovery Green.
When: Friday, June 6, starting at sunset.
Wherefore: Film composer Graham Reynolds will perform music from his scores to “Bernie” and “Before Midnight” preceding the movie. Also present will be “Bernie” scripter Skip Hollandsworth. Film will be followed by a Q&A.
On Saturday, June 7 Reynolds will host a music-for-movies seminar at Houston Public Media (4343 Elgin Street). The workshop is free but registration is required through the HPM website. Reynolds has lived in Austin since the mid-90s and first worked for Linklater when he scored the director’s 2003 short “Live from Shiva’s Dance Floor.”
Speaking to Free Press Houston by phone Reynolds talked about the difference in tone between the scores he’s written for Linklater movies including “A Scanner Darkly,” “Before Midnight,” and “Bernie.”
“I would encourage aspiring composers to learn on an unconventional path,” said Reynolds. “There’s the career path, and there’s the business side of the industry. There’s the art but there’s also the process. And there’s the tools you need, instruments, computers, software and so on.”