37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Composer Symposium

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Charlottesville, Va., Nov. 6, 2011 - Screening of The General, directed by Buster Keaton, at The Paramount Theater Introduction by Ben Mankiewicz (Turner Classic Movies). Live musical accompaniment by Matthew Marshall and the Reel Music Ensemble photo Ashley Twiggs

This panel discussion will focus on the art of composing music for film, featuring composers Charlie Barnett and Matthew Marshall. Charlie Barnett’s scores have appeared in more than 900 television and theatrical films. His work in documentary film has won awards including the Cine Golden Eagle for his work on National Geographic’s Tibet’s Hidden Kingdom, a Peer Award for The Discovery Channel’s Raising the Mammoth and Emmy nominations for Holocaust: the Untold Story and Cosmic Journey for A&E. Matt Marshall is a screenwriter, film lecturer and composer. He teaches courses on film criticism and history at the University of Virginia and Hollins University. Marshall has been composing and performing live music accompaniment to classic silent films for over 15 years. Discussion with Charlie Barnett and Matthew Marshall (UVA), moderated by Joe Fab

This is a free, unticketed event. Please arrive 15 to 30 minutes before the listed start time to find a seat.


Saturday, November 11


12:15 PM


Downtown Mall : Violet Crown C

Film Info

Runtime: 90 min.