April 8, 2021

6:00 pm



Virtual Q&A with director Pete Docter

Thur. April 8, 2021 | 6:00 PM PT

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An accident drops a jazz musician into a world of pre-life spirits awaiting their time on Earth.

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About the Film

2020, Walt Disney Pictures, 100 min, USA, Dir: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers

What is it that makes you…YOU? Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) is a middle-school band teacher who has a passion for jazz who is offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play with one of the greats. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Joe teams up with a precocious soul (voice of Tina Fey) who has never understood the appeal of the human experience, hoping that if he can help her, maybe he can make it back to Earth in time for his big gig.

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About the Q&A

Online conversation with SOUL director Pete Docter at 6:00 PM PT on Thursday, April 8th. RSVP here to receive a link to the Zoom discussion. Your Zoom link will be sent earlier on the day of the event.

Moderated by Jacqueline Coley.

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The Nominees: Award Season Conversations at the American Cinematheque

Join us as we gear up for the 93rd Academy Awards presentation on Sunday, April 25th! It’s your opportunity to discover (or rediscover) some of the most outstanding films of the year through virtual Q&As with the nominees. Hear from the creative talent behind such films as THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM, MANK, ANOTHER ROUND, JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH, SOUL, NOMADLAND, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, BETTER DAYS and others in live and pre-taped conversations.

Zoom Details

To view the online discussion, you will need to have the Zoom video application installed on your computer beforehand. It can be downloaded at https://zoom.us/ You will receive a Zoom link the day of the online discussion. If you have any issue connecting to our Q&A, please email [email protected] and we will do our best to assist you.

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