Jio MAMI Film Club presents India Premiere of La La Land
After a magnificent week of showcasing some of the most acclaimed and exciting films from across the world at the 18th Mumbai Film Festival, the Jio MAMI Film Club with Star is back with its first event to kick start the 19th year. The film club in collaboration with Viacom 18 Motion Pictures will host the India premiere of La La Land on November 23, 2016 at PVR Icon, Audi 3, Andheri.
Jio MAMI with Star, Creative Director, Smriti Kiran said, “There couldn’t have been a better start than this screening to flag off our 19th year. La La Land is one film we sorely missed at the festival. This screening is a wish fulfilment. Studios and filmmakers trusting us with their work is heartening. We hope to keep building this trust and continue bringing the best films and talent for film lovers in the city.”
Directed and written by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), La La Land is an American romantic musical comedy-drama which had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in August 2016 and it won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF). The movie stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, and J. K. Simmons. Damien Chazelle’s previous movie Whiplash (2014), was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards.
La La Land takes us through the beautiful journey of a Jazz pianist and aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. The film reunites Gosling and Stone after Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) and Gangster Squad (2013). The songs and score for La La Land is composed and orchestrated by Justin Hurwitz who also composed the background score for Whiplash. He was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (2016).
Other awards won by the film include the Hamptons International Film Festival – Audience Award: Best Narrative Feature, Hollywood Film Awards – Hollywood Producer Award, Hollywood Cinematography Award, Venice Film festival – Golden Lion (Nomination), Green Drop Award (Nomination) and Volpi Cup for Best Actress (Won).