“Sing Street” – May 1st

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 1st at 4:50pm for Sing Street at the AFI Silver . Look for Laine wearing a purple jacket in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

SING STREET travels back to 1980s Dublin, seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy. Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) 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, uber-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his bands music videos. Theres only one problem: hes not part of a bandyet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what hes 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 Carneys (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN) life and love for music, SING STREET depicts a world where music has the power to take people away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform them into something greater. DIR/SCR/PROD John Carney; PROD Anthony Bregman, Kevin Scott Frakes, Christian Grass, Martina Niland, Raj Brinder Singh, Paul Trijbits. Ireland/UK/U.S., 2016, color, 106 min, DCP. RATED PG-13

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