Sing Street

Comedy, Drama, Music, 106 minutes, Rated PG-13

Weekend of February 24 | FRI 5:30 | SAT 1 | SUN 3

From director John Carney (Once, Begin Again), Sing Street takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher.

He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised - calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos.

Inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, Sing Street shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.

Nominations

Golden Globes, USA, 2017- Nominated for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Accolades

With its intriguing characters and exhilarating music, “Sing Street” is the best film about being young, gifted and Irish since “The Commitments.”

-Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch