4/12/2016

Free Screening Of John Carney's 'Sing Street'


If you've already read my glowing review of John Carney's Sing Street then you know how big of a fan I am of it. So it gives me the utmost pleasure to offer you the opportunity to check out this wonderful, nostalgic '80s pop musical for yourself at a free advance screening.

The screening takes place on Monday, April 18th at 7:00pm at Regal Gallery Place. If you're interested in attending, simply go to the Gofobo site here and download one Admit-Two pass. Please remember that all screenings are first come first served, and having passes does not guarantee entry.

Enjoy the show, and try to stop yourself from dancing in the aisles. I dare you! Sing Street opens in DC on April 22nd.

SYNOPSIS: 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, ├╝ber-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 (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN) 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.