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City Cinema and The Benevolent Irish Society present: Sing Street

PG, language.
Dir: John Carney.
Ireland, 2016, 106 minutes.
Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Jack Reynor, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy.

Sing Street just might be your next favourite musical. Director John Carney previously proved his melodic movie-making prowess with Once and Begin Again, both of which used music to great effect.. Sing Street shifts the focus to Dublin during the 1980s… The film is set when many dreamt of escaping economic blight by boarding a ferry to London. The story centres around Conor, a 15-year-old who uses music to tune out his parents’ nightly arguments. With their divorce looming, he is sent to a cheaper Catholic school where he’s a target for bullies and a dictatorial headmaster. But none of that matters after Conor spies Raphina, a blow-dried, bangle-clad vision of beauty. To impress her, he forms a band with other like-minded misfits. Propelled by the power of 1980s pop, eye shadow and copious amounts of hair gel, Conor (who renames himself Cosmo) begins to find his own voice… The band becomes proficient surprisingly fast, but you’ll be too busy bopping your head to quibble. Like any great musical, this works because the synth-driven songs move the story forward… Boy falling for a girl who’s out of his league is nothing new, but it’s the open-hearted conviction of Carney and Walsh-Peelo’s approach to the material that makes this movie sing.” —Eli Glasner, CBC


July 28
4:00 pm
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