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Deconstructing Dad: Music, Machines & Mystery of Raymond Scott

Sunday, August 7, 2011, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Movies on a Big Screen at The Guild, 2828 35th St, Sacramento, CA, Sacramento, CA 95817
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This documentary explores the life and work of American maverick composer, inventor, futurist and electronic music pioneer Raymond Scott (1908-1994) presented from the unique perspective of his filmmaker son, Stan Warnow. Filled with Scott's utterly original music - ranging from jazz to classical to electronica to Warner Brothers Looney Tunes scores, this personal film tells the fascinating story of this native New Yorker's incredible journey through the 20th Century. Featuring interviews with Academy Award winning composer John Williams, Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo, Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky), Herb Deutsch (co-inventor of the Moog synthesizer), and archival footage with Edward R. Murrow, along with Scott's colleagues, friends and family.

"A fascinating look at a musical genius and the way he lived his life. This absorbing, highly personal documentary is well worth checking out. I thoroughly enjoyed it." - Leonard Maltin

"Raymond Scott isn't a fascinating figure to tech-heads and crate-diggers alone - to this day, he continues to mystify even his own son, veteran film editor Stan Warnow. Through interviews with the likes of Mark Mothersbaugh and John Williams - as well as his own family members - the younger Warnow pieces together a portrait of an artist neither he nor his father's fans fully understand." - The Onion AV Club

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