Presented by Mesa Arts Center as part of the Performing Live Series

 

The visually stunning 2015 Oscar® winner for Best Picture by maverick director Alejandro Iñárritu stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up action star trying to reinvent his career as a credible actor and director on the Broadway stage. For this special screening and performance, the film will be accompanied live by renowned jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez, recreating his explosive, Grammy® winning score that provides the heartbeat of the film. With a supporting cast that includes Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis and Emma Stone, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a kinetic film experience that plays like a single, continuous sequence of events. Sanchez’s drums supply the energy and drive that underlines the emotional weight of the story and perfectly expresses the restless, desperate intensity of the characters.

 

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This performance is eligible for Mesa Bucks