Fredericton / Calendar / Monday Night Film Series: Sing Street
Tilley Hall, UNB Campus
Tilley Hall, UNB Campus
9 MacAulay Lane
Fredericton, NB

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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.

Nov 7, 2016