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.




This performance is eligible for Mesa Bucks