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The Intersection of Film & Music

Sundance Film Forward: If You Build It

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Sunday 4/13
1:00 pm
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dir. Patrick Creadon, US, 2013, DCP, 85 min. EVENT LASTS UNTIL 4:30PM.

If You Build It spends a year in the life of one of America’s most innovative classrooms. Designer/activists Emily Pilloton and Matt Miller, together with their high school students, unleash the power of humanitarian design to help their struggling community in rural North Carolina.

The Intersection of Film and Music
What goes into a successful film score? What is the ideal way for directors and composers to interact? What are some of the many roles music can play as part of the filmmaking process? How can music enhance (or ruin) a movie? These and other questions related to the intersection of film and music will be the basis of today’s discussion, which will last until approximately 4:30pm.

Using the documentary If You Build It (dir. Patrick Creadon, US, 2013, DCP, 85 min.) as a case study, join composer Peter Golub and producer Christine O’Malley in a screening and discussion of the film and its music. O’Malley, (whose films includeWordplay, I.O.U.S.A., These Amazing Shadows) and Golub, Director of the Sundance Film Music Program and composer of many films (including Frozen River, The Great Debaters, Wordplay, The Laramie Project) will show examples from their work together and discuss the role of music in filmmaking.

Christine O’Malley has been making documentaries for film and television as a writer and producer for over 15 years. She began her work in non-fiction on the Biography series for A&E before transitioning into long form documentaries. O’Malley served as associate producer on the Academy-Award nominated documentary film Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room (2004).


Wordplay, the first feature length film she produced and co-wrote through her production company O’Malley Creadon Productions, was nominated for both a Critics’ Choice Award and a National Board of Review Award for “Best Documentary of 2006.” O’Malley and Creadon’s second film I.O.U.S.A., an examination of the size and scope of America’s national debt, had its world premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.


O’Malley has recently completed production on If You Build It, a feature length documentary   that spends one year in the life of one of America’s most innovative classrooms.


Peter Golub is the composer of numerous films scores, as well as works for the theatre, ballet and concert hall. Recent film scores include: Frozen River (directed by Courtney Hunt, Nominated for 2 Academy Awards, Winner of Grand Jury Prize for Best Film at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival); I.O.U.S.A., (directed by Patrick Creadon); The Great Debaters (co-composed with James Newton Howard and directed by Denzel Washington); Wordplay (The Weinstein Company and IFC Films); The Laramie Project (for HBO , with Steve Buscemi, Laura Linney and Christina Ricci); American Gun (with Forest Whitaker and Donald Sutherland); and Stolen (awarded Best Music at 2003 Avignon Film Festival.