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Antonio Sanchez

When: Sat., Oct. 29, 8 p.m. 2016

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

ANTONIO SANCHEZ: BIRDMAN FILM + LIVE SCORE

In February, Duke Performances packed Reynolds Industries Theater for a live score of the whimsical animated film The Triplets of Belleville. This weekend, the presenter gives the same treatment to Birdman, Alejandro González Iñárritu's 2014 Oscar winner about a washed-up actor—played by Michael Keaton, lampooning his Batman background—who's trying to mount a Broadway comeback after decades of being recognized only as a superhero character. Part of the film's brilliance stemmed from its score, written by jazz percussionist Antonio Sanchez, who took home a Grammy for it. His dynamic playing masterfully highlights the tense undercurrents of the backstage drama; his kit sometimes seems like a character in the film, narrating the protagonist's inner strife. Don't be surprised if you end up watching the drummer more than the movie. —Allison Hussey

DUKE'S REYNOLDS INDUSTRIES THEATER, DURHAM
8 p.m., $10–$38, www.dukeperformances.duke.edu

Price: $10-$38

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