'Call Me By Your Name' Gets Live Score from SF Symphony this Summer

Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer in 'Call Me By Your Name,' nominated for four Academy Awards.  (Sony Pictures Classics)

Elio and Oliver are back! That’s right, your favorite 1980s will-they-won’t-they couple of sun-drenched Italian summer fame return to the silver screen—and this time, with a live score.

For a special presentation of Call Me By Your Name at Davies Symphony Hall on June 18, the SF Symphony performs Sufjan Stevens’ sumptuous score live. It’s a fitting complement—a full orchestra, that is—to the opulence and warmth depicted in the film, which is, at its core, a heartfelt coming-of-age story (that just happened to launch a million fan sites about Timothée Chalamet).

(If you have no idea what I’m talking about, perhaps it’s time to see this dang thing, which won James Ivory a best adapted screenplay Oscar at the 2018 awards.)

Tickets are already on sale, ranging in price from $35 to $155, depending on your seat. So why wait at home, crying into your crackling fireplace, when you can relive someone else’s first love?

In the meantime, may I highly recommend the audiobook of André Aciman’s novel, upon which Luca Guadagnino's film is based.  It's narrated by Armie Hammer. I don't think I need to say more.

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