2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Sing Street

Monday, March 14
8:00PM - 9:45PM

Satellite Venue: Marchesa
6226 Middle Fiskville Rd


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With 1980s Dublin mired in recession, Conor’s parents move him from a comfortable private school to a rough inner-city public school where the scrappy 14-year-old forms a band. Mentored by his older brother, a dropout who’s hip to cool tunes, Conor starts to compose lyrics and the glam-ish band finds its “no covers” groove. Renaming himself Cosmo, he convinces the mysterious, über-cool Raphina to star in their music videos (and tries to win her heart in the process).

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: United States, Ireland
Year: 2016
Runtime: 105min

Director: John Carney

Producer: Anthony Bregman, Martina Niland, John Carney

Screenwriter: John Carney

Cinematographer: Yaron Orbach

Editor: Andrew Marcus, Julian Ulrichs

Production Designer: Alan MacDonald

Music: John Carney, Gary Clark

Principal Cast: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Jack Reynor, Aidan Gillen, Mark McKenna, Maria Doyle Kennedy


Dublin-based writer/director John Carney came to the world’s attention following the box office hit and critically acclaimed musical Once(2006), which collected awards at the Independent Spirit Awards and the Sundance Film Festival. He has also directed the audience favorites Zonad(2003) and Begin Again (2013).

Distributor: The Weinstein Company

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The Weinstein Company
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