Special guest: Introduction by writer, director Giuseppe Tornatore

From director Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso), Ennio celebrates the life and legacy of the legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who passed away on July 6, 2020. Through interviews with directors, screenwriters, musicians, songwriters, critics, and collaborators, Tornatore’s documentary retraces the life and works of cinema’s most popular and prolific 20th century composer—who wrote over 500 scores for film and television and sold over 70 million records—from his cinema debut with Sergio Leone, to winning an Academy Award for The Hateful Eight (2015) in 2016. Screening as a culmination to our New Italian Cinema program, Ennio also coincides with the beginning of our limited series Ennio Morricone: Essential Scores from a Movie Maestro, screening October 6 through November 25, 2023.   

DIRECTED/WRITTEN BY: Giuseppe Tornatore. WITH: Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino, Hans Zimmer, Oliver Stone. 2021. 156 min. Italy/Belgium/Netherlands/Japan. Color. Italian, English, French, Portuguese, Chinese. DCP. 

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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