Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack to Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry, digitally on September 1. The album features score by Kerry Muzzey, (Hole in the Paper Sky, To Russia With Love). You may know Kerry’s work from a quiet little piano piece called “Looking Back” that found its way into the hit TV series “GLEE” as a recurring love theme for the show’s two most beloved couples, Rachel & Finn and Will & Emma. Kerry’s music also found its way to #1 on the iTunes and Amazon charts after his pieces “Architect of the Mind” and “Bernini’s Angels” were choreographed and performed on the show “So You Think You Can Dance.” More soundtrack details are coming soon!
Directed by Laura Dunn and Jef Sewell, executive-produced by Robert Redford and Terrence Malick and produced by Nick Offerman, Look & See premiered at South by Southwest in 2016 and then did a featured run at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival as part of the festival’s new Spotlight series.
Two Birds Film presents LOOK & SEE, now playing in select theaters (find a theater).
ABOUT LOOK & SEE: A PORTRAIT OF WENDELL BERRY
LOOK & SEE revolves around the divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the land and their community.
In 1965, Wendell Berry returned home to Henry County, where he bought a small farm house and began a life of farming, writing and teaching. This lifelong relationship with the land and community would come to form the core of his prolific writings. A half century later Henry County, like many rural communities across America, has become a place of quiet ideological struggle. In the span of a generation, the agrarian virtues of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies and rootedness to place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion and debt – all of which have frayed the fabric of rural communities. Writing from a long wooden desk beneath a forty-paned window, Berry has watched this struggle unfold, becoming one of its most passionate and eloquent voices in defense of agrarian life.
Filmed across four seasons in the farming cycle, LOOK & SEE blends observational scenes of farming life, interviews with farmers and community members with evocative, carefully framed shots of the surrounding landscape. Thus, in the spirit of Berry’s agrarian philosophy, Henry County itself will emerge as a character in the film – a place and a landscape that is deeply interdependent with the people that inhabit it.
MORE ABOUT KERRY MUZZEY
In 2014, Kerry recorded a collection of works for string orchestra called “The Architect.” The album was recorded in the legendary hall at London’s AIR Studios by the Chamber Orchestra of London, and spent three months featured on the front page of the iTunes Classical Store after spending its first two weeks of release at No. 5 on the Billboard Classical Chart and the Billboard Contemporary Classical Chart.