The IMAX Corporation announced today that Lionsgate’s award-winning original musical, “La La Land”, will receive a special engagement in select IMAX theatres domestically beginning January 13, 2017. The film comes from writer and director Damien Chazelle, and stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.
It’s been a fantastic year for musical, which is poised for a few Oscar nominations. The film has already received seven Golden Globes nominations, more than any other film, including Best Picture, and was also named Best Picture by the New York Film Critics Circle. Internationally, the film opened in IMAX theatres in South Korea in December 2016 and will continue rolling out in other international territories over the next several months.
“The beautiful presentation of La La Land in IMAX took my breath away,” said director Damien Chazelle. “I cannot wait for audiences to see the work of all the talented crafts-people who helped bring this story to life — the music, sound, production design, costumes, performances — everything explodes in IMAX.”
“La La Land is a beautiful and entertaining love letter to old-school Hollywood made with a clear passion for the movies, and what better way to savor the music and unique visual style of Golden Globes®-nominated La La Land than in the most immersive movie-going experience possible — in IMAX,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. “We are excited to work again with our friends and partners at Lionsgate, as well as the incredibly talented writer/director Damien Chazelle in bringing this crowd-pleasing film to IMAX audiences around the world.”
The IMAX release of La La Land will be shown in its digitally re-mastered format, which includes the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology.
The film tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. The film is written and directed by Academy Award nominee Damien Chazelle.