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‘La La Land’ — Darien Library Friday Night Feature
May 12 @ 6:30 pm
One event on an unspecified date at 20:45
A struggling actress and an aspiring pianist fall in love as they both pursue their dreams in L.A. However, their blossoming relationship is challenged when their careers pull them in different directions.
This 2016 movie features Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Finn Wittrock, John Legend, J.K. Simmons; Rated PG; 128 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.
6:30 and 8:45 p.m., Friday, May 12
— an announcement from Darien Library
La La Land, Jazz and Music
- Does La La Land Get Jazz or Exploit It? (New York Times)
- La La Land Is Clueless About What’s Actually Happening in Jazz (Vulture)
- ‘La La Land’ seriously misunderstands music. So why are its songs pretty great? (Los Angeles Times)
- What Do Actual L.A. Jazz Musicians Think of La La Land‘s Portrayal of L.A. Jazz? (LA Weekly)
- Jazz Hate (Slate)
- What ‘La La Land’ Gets Right About Jazz (Billboard)
- The ‘La La Land’ Backlash: Why Have Critics Turned on the Oscar Favorite? (The Guardian)
- The Case Against ‘La La Land’ (USA Today)
Trailer and Videos
“Anatomy of a Scene” from the New York Times website:
Choreographer explains “Another Day of Sun” highway dance scene:
NPR Jazz fact check of La La Land: