Far be it from us to tell you what to do with your weekend, but it’s kind of our job to let you know when great stuff is happening in Brooklyn, so listen up: This Saturday, BAM is presenting Paul Thomas Anderson’s amazing and strange Punch Drunk Love, starring Adam Sandler and Emily Watson, with an outstanding turn by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Now, we know what you’re thinking: BAM screens movies all the time. What’s so special about this?
We’re glad you asked! This screening will replace the film’s recorded score with a live orchestra playing in its stead. The 50-member Wordless Music Orchestra, led by conductor Ryan McAdams, and featuring percussionists Yuri Yamashita-Morales and Wilson Torres, plus special guest Nora Jones, will be performing Jon Brion’s acclaimed score. (Jones will be partnering up with Brion and the orchestra to sing He Needs Me by Harry Nilsson.)
So if you didn’t already have plans this Saturday, well, guess what? Now you do. Or you should. This is going to be good.
Punch Drunk Love with live music, this Saturday, March 19 at 8pm; tickets here. BAM, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Fort Greene.