Live at Lerner to screen Pitch Perfect tonight
Anna Kendrick’s song “Cups” became a hit over the summer, but it got its start in “Pitch Perfect,” last fall’s film about collegiate a cappella. Now, Live at Lerner is offering you (yes, you) the opportunity to see where the phenomenon began with a free screening of “Pitch Perfect” in Ancel Plaza (in front of East Campus) at 8 p.m. tonight.
In case you’ve never seen the movie, it follows Becca (Kendrick), a first-year at the fictional Barden College, and her decision to join the Bellas—Barden’s all-female a cappella group. It also showcases their rivalry with the all-male Clefhangers as both end up facing off at various a cappella competitions.
Though Kendrick is obviously (and adorably) at the film’s center, the supporting cast—which includes Rebel Wilson (“Bridesmaids”) and Adam Devine (“Workaholics”)—and the music are where the movie really shines.
Speaking of the supporting cast, Columbia’s own Ben Platt, formerly CC ’16 and current GS student, is also part of the ensemble. Platt—who is playing Elder Cunningham in Chicago’s production of “The Book of Mormon”—was also a part of a cappella group Nonsequitur and starred in last year’s CMTS production of “Hair.”
And in case you still aren’t convinced that going is worth 90 minutes of your life, I’ll just leave this clip right here:
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