FESTS AND EVENTS Jorge Guiter­rez and Gus­tavo San­tao­lalla

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Art Show Of­fers Early Look at Reel FX’s Up­com­ing ‘Book of Life’

Feb. 26: 20th Century Fox hosted a pri­vate art show in Beverly Hills to show off art from The Book of Life, an an­i­mated fea­ture film in pro­duc­tion at Reel FX Cre­ative Stu­dios in Dal­las and sched­uled for re­lease in Oc­to­ber.

The event, held at Ace Gallery in Beverly Hills, fea­tured an ex­ten­sive look at con­cept art, paint­ings and sketches that were key in de­vel­op­ing the look of the film.

Writer and di­rec­tor Jorge Gu­tier­rez was on hand to talk briefly about the film, a com­edy fol­low­ing a young man named Manolo, who is torn be­tween ful­fill­ing the ex­pec­ta­tions of his fam­ily and fol­low­ing his heart. Be­fore choos­ing which path to fol­low, he em­barks on an in­cred­i­ble ad­ven­ture that spans three fan­tas­ti­cal worlds where he must face his great­est fears.

The film, which is be­ing done in CG and will em­u­late a stop-mo­tion look, is heav­ily in­spired by Latino art in gen­eral and the Day of the Dead cel­e­bra­tion in par­tic­u­lar.

Gu­tier­rez in­tro­duced a pair of live mu­si­cal per­for­mances from Gus­tavo San­tao­lalla, who won Os­cars for his work on the scores to Broke­back Moun­tain and Ba­bel. San­tao­lalla’s orig­i­nals will be com­ple­mented by Latin-style cov­ers of pop­u­lar rock songs.

Gu­tier­rez also played a short video wel­come from Guillermo del Toro, who is pro­duc­ing the film.

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