New York Film Academy students from the Los Angeles campus were treated to an early screening of the Oscar contender musical, “La La Land.”
Written and directed by Damien Chazelle (“Whiplash” and “10 Cloverfield Lane”), the film is already racking up awards including the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film, Best Actress for Emma Stone at the Venice Film Festival, and the Audience Award at Toronto International Film Festival, which usually aligns with the Best Picture win…
“La La Land” stars screen darlings Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. The two lovers try to establish a relationship and grow their careers at the same time. Chazelle brought his college roommate, Justin Hurwitz, along to write the music. Catchy tunes like “City of Lights” and “Here’s to the One’s Who Dream” left the audience swaying.
NYFA students lined up for the exclusive event. Sarah Holmberg exclaimed, “I’ve been watching this movie as it goes from festival to festival. I’ve wanted to see it for a long time. I’m really excited.”
After the film, after wiping away a few tears, everyone was glad they attended. Miriam Sanchez said of the experience, “I’m rushing home to tell everyone to buy a ticket. This is my favorite movie of the year.”
New York Film Academy would like to thank Lionsgate for again providing this opportunity to our students.
“La La Land” opens in select theaters today, expands December 16th, and opens everywhere on Christmas Day.