TheatreOne’s Fringe Flicks presents Sing Street, its third film in this season’s alternative cinema series.
Set in 1980s Dublin, this new film by John Carney (Once, Begin Again) follows 14-year-old Cosmo as he deals with being the new kid in school while trying to ignore mounting discord at home. A fledgling musician, Cosmo forms a band to impress the mysterious girl he adores, and starts to pour his heart into writing songs and making DIY videos. With a growing confidence and swagger, he immerses himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the 80s in order to survive the inner city school experience where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher.
“Carney perfectly negotiates the space between kitchen-sink realism and musical fantasy in which this lovely, lyrical movie casts its spell.” – The Guardian
The final film in the first half of TheatreOne’s Fringe Flicks series is Love and Friendship on Nov. 27-28. This adaptation of Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan is a sharp-tongued and riotously funny examination of 18th-century polite society.