In director Alejandro González Iñárritu's 2014 film Birdman, Michael Keaton plays a washed-up actor who is trying to reclaim his career, years after he starred as the lead in a superhero movie. But the real superheroes of the movie were behind the lens. Oscar-winning Mexican cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki's meandering camerawork seemed to float between various storylines, seemingly shot in one long, seamless take. Then there was the almost supernatural score by drummer Antonio Sánchez, who punctuates the soundtrack with free-wheeling jazz drum beats that pop and roll in a frenetic style that mirrors the energy of the antics on screen. At this special performance of CDMX: Birdman Live at Disney Hall, Sánchez performs a solo drum score to accompany the film. The performance is part of the PST: LA/LA arts initiative, and a portion of the proceeds goes to help UNICEF's relief efforts in Sánchez's hometown, Mexico City.
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