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Classic Film Series: Great Scores

Timeless Silver Screen Classics featuring
Cinema’s Greatest Movie Scores of All Time.

plus Tea Reception and Conversations with Guest Musicians and Music Experts.

FREE For All Current Lark Theater Members!


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The Milagro Beanfield War

Rating: R   Released: 1988  Length: 1hr 57min

The Milagro Beanfield War

The Milagro Beanfield War

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Sat Jul 6, (Reception at 2:45pm) 3:00pm
General $8
Members Free
Passes Accepted
DescriptionSpecial GuestsScore by Dave Grusin

FREE SCREENING and Tea & Sweets Reception for all current Lark Members, + 1 guest.
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WINNER – Academy Award® for Best Original Score – Dave Grusin

Directed by Academy Award® Winning Actor and Director Robert Redford, and stars some of Hollywood’s critically acclaimed actors including Christopher Walken, John Heard, Sonia Braga, Ruben Blades, M. Emmet Walsh, and many more.

Based on John Nichol’s best selling novel, and the first of Nichol’s “New Mexico” trilogy book series.

Synopsis: In the tiny town of Milagro, New Mexico, where the local water is a premium resource, shady developer Ladd Devine (Richard Bradford) has conceived a glitzy resort that will ultimately siphon off all the water from the neighboring crop-fields. When handyman and farmer Joe Mondragon (Chick Vennera) accidentally breaks a water valve reserved for major companies, he inadvertently sets off a small-scale water-rights war between the farmers and the developers. 

Ron Ramin

Ron Ramin
Guest Host

Chances are that you’ve heard the music of award-winning composer Ron Ramin. He has composed the musical scores for more than 250 hours of US network television, including 20 prime-time series and more than 30 original movies/miniseries.

Born and raised in New York City, Ron studied piano with
 Genia Robinor and earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. He studied composition and orchestration with Milton Babbitt and composed for Princeton’s famed musical comedy troupe, the Princeton Triangle Club. Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a film composer. He also studied privately with Albert Harris and Anthony Vazzana (composition and orchestration) and William Kettering (conducting). His thematic and soaring orchestral approach has been rewarded with a CableACE Award and a Primetime EMMY nomination, plus Most Performed Awards from both BMI and ASCAP.

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Dave Grusin

Dave Grusin
The Milagro Beanfield War, score composer

WINNER – Academy Award® for Best Original Score – Dave Grusin

Dave Grusin is an American composer, arranger, producer, and pianist. He has composed many scores for feature films and television, and has won numerous awards for his soundtrack and record work, including an Academy Award and ten Grammy Awards.

He was the composer for The Graduate, On Golden Pond (1981), Tootsie (1982) and The Goonies (1985). In 1988, he won the Oscar for best original score for The Milagro Beanfield War, He also composed the musical scores for the 1984 TriStar Pictures and the 1993 Columbia Pictures Television logos.