For the second film of the summer series, the Vernon Film Society will be screening the Irish film Sing Street.
Writer-director John Carney takes the audience to 1980s Dublin for a semi-auto-biographical 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 out of a private school due to financial difficulties, Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) falls in love with 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 he has not formed a band or written any music.
Conor restyles himself as Cosmo, recruits his untrained schoolmates and sets out to make a band from scratch. In short order, the band is shooting music videos and planning to wow their fellow students at the upcoming school dance.
Featuring a stellar soundtrack that mixes nostalgic hits and original music, Sing Street combines scrappy energy with the charm of a coming-of-age love story. Carney’s latest film is sure to have the audience cheering and singing along with the cast.
“Sing Street makes you feel like you’re growing up all over again.” — Ethan Anderson, Slashfilm.
Rolling Stone calls it “…the most romantic movie you’ll find anywhere these days, brimming over with music, fun and the thrill of first love.”
Sing Street will screen Monday at the Vernon Towne Theatre at the regular times of 5:15 and 7:45 p.m. Tickets are available at the Towne Theatre and the Bean Scene for $7, cash only.