Tuesday, September 27, 7:30 p.m.
Irish writer-director John Carney refreshed and revitalized the film musical with the Oscar-winning Once and his follow-up Begin Again. With his new film Sing Street, Carney takes us to 1980s Dublin for a semi-autobiographical tale about a teenager who turns to music to escape his chaotic home life — and, naturally, to impress a girl. Forced to start over at a rough public school when his parents pull him from private school due to their financial struggles, 14-year-old Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) becomes enamoured of the beautiful and mysterious Raphina (Lucy Boynton). Eager to make an impression, Conor invites Raphina to star in his band’s music video — despite the fact that he has not yet formed a band, or even written any music. With the guidance of his drop-out older brother, Conor restyles himself as “Cosmo,” recruits some enthusiastic but musically untrained schoolmates, and sets out to make a band from scratch by studying and emulating the New Wave stars of the era like A-ha, Duran Duran, and Spandau Ballet. Soon, the ragtag group is shooting music videos on a less-than-shoestring budget and looking to wow their fellow students at the upcoming school ball — and meanwhile, Cosmo starts making progress in his quest to win Raphina’s heart. Sing Street is sure to have audiences cheering and singing along once again.
$9.50 at the door; $8 with Film Buff Pass
“There's an infectious joyousness to the movie, right down to its fanciful fairy-tale ending. Writer-director John Carney follows Once and Begin Again with another celebration of the uplifting power of music.”
— Hollywood Reporter
“Sing Street is a wholly appealing genesis of teenage romance and music-group therapy for one Irish boy and a instant retro classic for those still hungry like the wolf.”
— — USA Today
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