Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Oscar-winning “Birdman” is the unusual choice for a ciné-concert this week.
Mexican-American jazz drummer and composer Antonio Sánchez performs the drum solos that made his soundtrack for “Birdman” so unique. Unfortunately, members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science award committee did not feel the same way and disbarred the soundtrack from the Oscars on the grounds that it used an unusually high ratio of classical to original music.
Nevertheless, the film won four of the main Academy awards--for best picture, best director, best original screenplay and best cinematography. It is well worth watching again in the big screen and with Sánchez live on the drums it should be an unforgettable experience.