“The whole of the classical music world is better off for the Wordless Music Orchestra.” – Matthew Soloraski, Pitchfork
“Intensely new, intensely different, intensely felt.” – Ned Beauman, The New Yorker
Academy Award Nomination: Best Original Score
In a nod to U.S. President and A Nation of Immigrants author John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday, National Sawdust co-presents a film screening of JACKIE with the Wordless Music Orchestra, who will perform exhilarating live score accompaniment. The evening highlights composer Mica Levi, known as Micachu, for composing the film’s Academy Award Nominated soundtrack, the first nomination of a female composer in the past 20 years.
JACKIE, directed by Pablo Larraín and written by Noah Oppenheim, is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination.