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Film Independent Presents: “An Evening With… Ludwig Göransson”

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Conversation with Elvis Mitchell and Ludwig Göransson; includes a live performance and post event reception


In a career spanning only 10 years, Ludwig Göransson has amassed an impressive resume in both the recording and motion picture industries. After working as an assistant to composer Theodore Shaprio (The Devil Wears Prada, Spy, Trumbo), Göransson got his first big break writing music for the NBC television series, Community. This led to a successful collaboration with Donald Glover, performing under the stage name Childish Gambino, on several studio albums including Because the Internet and Awaken, My Love. Göransson has been nominated for five Grammys, including two this year for the hit song, “This Is America.”

While studying film composing at USC, Göransson met his other longtime collaborator, director Ryan Coogler, when he scored his short film, Locks. Over the next nine years, Göransson would score all three of Coogler’s feature films, with the two quietly becoming an important filmmaking duo, like Hitchcock and Herrmann or Spielberg and Williams. Coogler’s diverse filmography has allowed Göransson to show his range as a composer, writing understated melodies for Fruitvale Station, hyping up audiences for Creed, and infusing African percussion into his themes for Black Panther. This year, Göransson earned his first Golden Globe nomination and sixth Grammy nomination for Best Original Score for Black Panther.

Kicking off 2019’s “An Evening With…” series, Göransson will discuss the composers and songwriters who have influenced his career. In an intimate setting at The Wallis, you’ll hear an enlightening conversation on how music has shaped his career from his childhood in Sweden to composing for one of the highest grossing films of all time.


Followed by a reception, hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association


90 minute program


Purchasing Tickets

Tickets may be purchased in person, over the phone, or directly through The Wallis website below: Members: $20/ Public: $30


Film Independent Member ticketing
Non-Member ticketing

For additional information, or to get in touch with The Wallis box office, visit thewallis.org/contactus.

Picking Up Tickets

Print-at-home: The Wallis offers a print-at-home option during checkout. On the night of the event, bypass the Box Office and go directly to the ticket taker with your print-at-home ticket(s).

On-site pickup: Pre-reserved tickets for this event can be picked up at The Wallis Box Office on the day of the event, as early as 5:30 PM. Ticketed guests must be in their seat at the advertised start time of the event or seat(s) may be released. All ticket sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. Program and guest participation subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Tickets are nontransferable and can only be picked up by the individual who purchased or reserved them.

Parking Information

Parking is available in the underground garage (450 N. Crescent Dr.) with entrances on Crescent Dr. and S. Santa Monica Blvd.

$5 flat rate before 6:00 pm; $8 flat rate after 6:00 pm

Valet parking is also available (operated by the City of Beverly Hills) and can be accessed by entering the Arrival Court from Canon Dr.

View directions/additional info at thewallis.org.