Jackie: Screening & Live Score with Orchestra

Nederlander Concerts, Wordless Music, and Fox Searchlight present the world premiere live score for Pablo Larrain's JACKIE (2016), performed by the 40-piece Wordless Music Orchestra, and led by conductor Jayce Ogren at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, June 3.

Set to an unforgettable soundtrack by composer Mica Levi, JACKIE garnered the first Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score for music written by a female composer in twenty years.

JACKIE 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. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.

Mica Levi (Micachu) is a London based artist, composer and music producer.  Mica studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music, garnering her first classical commission from the London Philharmonic at age 20.  Her iconic score for Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin won the European Film Award, the Los Angeles Film Critcs Award and was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Music.  Mica was also the youngest artist in residence at London’s Southbank Center and has performed at major art institutions worldwide including the Getty, MoMA PS1 and the Barbican. 

JACKIE is directed by Pablo Larraín and written by Noah Oppenheim.  In addition to Academy Award® winner Portman, the film stars Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, and Academy Award® nominee John Hurt.  JACKIE is produced by Juan De Dios Larraín, Darren Aronofsky, Mickey Liddell, Scott Franklin, and Ari Handel. 

Having performed the US premiere of Mica Levi's score to Jonathan Glazer's sci-fi drama UNDER THE SKIN in 2015, and the world premiere live score of Paul Thomas Anderson's PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE with Jon Brion and Joanna Newsom at the Ace Hotel in 2016, Wordless Music Orchestra now returns to the Ace for the world premiere of last year's most haunting original film score. 

"Mica Levi’s score—her second feature film after her eerie, otherworldly work in Under the Skin—is once again strange and a little frightening, sudden swells of plaintive strings mixing discordantly, but effectively, with all the 1960s period detail.” - Vanity Fair

“...it’s the first eerie, keening notes of the score by Mica Levi that put our fears to rest, even as everything else is set tinglingly on edge: No director who’d choose Levi, the young British experimental musician who gave “Under the Skin” its haunting siren’s wail, to aurally steer his film has any plans to play it safe. Coolly handsome as the film is, it’s a collation of aesthetic choices that push us persistently and ever-so-subtly into the discomfort zone."  - Variety

“Larraín drowns his film with a cacophonous score by Under the Skin composer Mica Levi that burrows uncomfortably deep.” - The Guardian

“We are more and more, because of capitalism and this crazy world, completely disconnected from nature so this has become something of a political statement. I want to explore this and the small piece of land where I live. There is part of the land in the music for sure, they are connected.”

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Event Dates

  • Saturday, Jun 03 The Theatre at the Ace Hotel