Movie lovers, rock music enthusiasts, and fans of the Criterion Collection are invited to the Fargo Film Festival’s Thursday Evening Showcase: Ryan Hullings on the Sounds of the Criterion Collection.
A passion for fidelity and years of experience in audio post-production for film, television, and music led Ryan Hullings to the Criterion Collection, where he began as an audio restoration engineer in 2007 and is now supervisor of the audio department.
His work involves not just conducting digital film audio restoration but also keeping pace with cutting-edge restoration technology and evaluating the sound quality of various film elements, all with the mission of upholding the company’s lofty technical standards for film sound and allowing viewers to faithfully experience soundtracks as their makers intended them to be heard.
In 2019, Ryan spearheaded the restorations of such landmark films as Alfred Hitchcock’s “Notorious,” Elaine May’s “Mikey and Nicky,” John Waters’ “Polyester,” Pier Paolo Pasolini’s “Teorema,” and Jim Jarmusch’s “Stranger Than Paradise.” Currently, he’s proud to be busy restoring a selection of Bruce Lee films.
The Fargo Film Festival is excited to welcome Ryan Hullings, who will discuss his work on several landmark rock films: Richard Lester’s “A Hard Day’s Night,” starring John, Paul, George, and Ringo, the most influential quartet in 20th century popular recording; D. A. Pennebaker’s “Dont Look Back,” the electrifying portrait of music icon Bob Dylan; Franc Roddam’s “Quadrophenia,” the 1979 British drama based on the Who’s potent rock opera; and David Byrne’s “True Stories,” the cult classic “celebration of specialness” featuring the unforgettable magic of the Talking Heads.
Hullings takes audience members inside the Criterion Collection’s fascinating audio restoration process, addressing in an engaging and accessible manner the work that goes into preparing movies for release or re-release on big screen and small.
Sounds of the Criterion Collection with special guest Ryan Hullings will take place on Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fargo Theatre. Tickets are available starting February 24 at noon at the Fargo Theatre.
Check out the full list of films at https://fargofilmfestival.org/
Fargo Film Festival All Access Pass – $125
There is a $1.25/ticket fee for online sales.
All Access Passes include:
-All film sessions (general admission seating)
-Opening night reception at Sanctuary Event Center Suite 670, March 17, 5:30-6:45 p.m
-Bowling Party at All-Star Bowl (includes pizza and bowling), March 19, 9:00 p.m.
-Friday night reception at Prairie Den, March 20, 5:30-6:45 p.m.
-Closing night wrap party at the Radisson, March 21, 9:45 p.m.
Luncheon tickets are NOT included, but may be added to the All-Access pass for $5 per session.
Please redeem your ticket at the box office to receive your Festival laminate.