La La Land
Monday April 17, 2017
2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
La La Land
Director: Damien Chazelle – Oscar , Best Director
Cast: Ryan Gossling – Oscar, Nomination, Emma Stone – Oscar, Best Actress Run Time: 128 min
La La Land breathes new life into a bygone genre with thrillingly assured direction, powerful performances, and an irresistible excess of heart. Written and directed by Academy Award winner Damien Chazelle, La La Land tells the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, who serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, who scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars. They are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. As success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
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