From Moonlight to The Underground Railroad: Barry Jenkins & Composer Nicholas Britell

Join us for a conversation with Academy Award® winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins and with Academy Award® nominated and Emmy® Award winning composer Nicholas Britell (Succession), where they will discuss the joy, delicate nuances, challenges and unexpected discoveries from their work together. The pair will talk about their unique creative process in building a singular audiovisual identity with a specific focus on their upcoming Amazon Original limited series, The Underground Railroad, based on Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name. Jenkins and Britell first collaborated on Moonlight, which won the Academy Award® for Best Picture. During the making of Moonlight, the duo formed an inimitable rapport that brought them back together again for If Beale Street Could Talk. The Underground Railroad will stream in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide on Amazon Prime Video in 2021.

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Nicholas Britell

The Underground Railroad

Hannah Giorgis

The Atlantic

Barry Jenkins

The Underground Railroad

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