Groundhog Day + Q&A with Composer George Fenton
5th November 2018 | BelfastBook Now
|Tickets||£5 per pupil. Ages 12+|
Monday 5th November: 10:00am
Oscar nominated composer George Fenton (Gandhi, Cry Freedom, You've Got Mail) joins us for a special 25th anniversary screening of the 1993 comedy classic Groundhog Day. Cert: PG
Best known for his work in film and television, George is one of the UK’s most successful composers, writing scores for over 100 movies and collaborating with some of the world’s most influential filmmakers. In 1990 he composed the score for the BBC Natural History series, Trials of Life, his first collaboration with Alastair Fothergill and the start of a creative relationship that has spanned over 20 years culminating in the Earth Trilogy: The Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Frozen Planet.
He collaborated with the late Harold Ramis on a number of movies but considers Groundhog Day to be one of his favourite music scoring assignments, stating: "The movie shouldn't work, but thanks to Bill Murray and the clever script it's impossible not to find something fresh to enjoy each time you see Phil wake up to that same song."
We are delighted to welcome George to the festival where he will discuss his career and offer advice to aspiring composers during a Q&A with host and producer Tim Burden.
Area of Learning: The Arts, Learning for Life and Work