Caramoor at the Burns: Movies Musicians Love

Jan. 21–May 12, 2020

We tend to think that film is essentially visual, but often music is the beating heart, the invisible place where the emotional life of a film happens. And movies are now at the very center of the musical world, the place where the some of the most interesting and innovative music finds home. This made us wonder: What movies do musicians love because of their music, and why? And so we’re thrilled to partner with our fellow Westchester institution, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. They have asked some extraordinary performers to choose a favorite film to showcase here, and we couldn’t be happier with their selections! We welcome members of the Caramoor community to join us for these screenings, which will take place once a month starting in September.

—Brian Ackerman, programming director

Trying to keep the beat? Check out JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 18: Caramoor at the Burns, featuring songs from the series’ films as well as selections from each musician who curated a screening!

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries Feb. 18 “When I walked in the room to audition for director James Ivory, my life changed. We clicked immediately and he…
Koyaanisqatsi Mar. 17 “The score is Philip Glass’ tour de force, and as I dig deeper into his massive catalogue, I always come…
Amadeus Apr. 21 “It’s possible that I became a musician because of one famous scene in Amadeus. The near-forgotten composer Salieri describes his…
West Side Story May 12 “West Side Story is one of the most extraordinary pieces of cinema I can imagine. Everything about it is outrageous,…

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