The Sundance Film Festival, the largest independent film festival in the United States, sees hundreds of films each year. This year the festival served as the debut for Sing Street, a feel-good coming of age story centered around a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) growing up in 1980s Dublin. In the midst of adjusting to a new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He meets THE girl. You know the one. Mysterious, aloof and uber-cool Raphina (Lucy Boynton). With the aim of winning her heart, he invites her to star in his band’s music videos.
She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised – calling himself “Cosmo.” The catch? He’s not part of a band… yet. So he does what any ‘sane’ 14-year-old would do. He immerses 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 life and love for music, SING STREET whisks us away to a world where music inspires. Here are just a few of the favored lyrics.
Were all just diamonds in the rough
Im still a stranger in the bathroom mirror
Stare at me long and hard enough
You might see someone that you love
Girls by Sing Street
you gotta grab the wheel and own it and drive it like you stole it
rollin, this is your life, you can be anything
you gotta learn to rock and roll it, you gotta put the pedal down
and drive it like you stole it,
Drive it Like You Stole It by Sing Street
She gets into my veins
And writes my poetry
This girl is a beautiful sea
A Beautiful Sea by Sing Street
You find a mixture of bounding perfection
You’ve gotta read but you don’t wanna reach the end
‘Cause what if everything beautiful’s fiction?
And this reality’s just pretend?
Up by Sing Street
Across the street on a grayed-out Monday
I see the girl with the eyes I can’t describe
And suddeny it’s a perfect Sunday
And everything is more real than life.
Up by Sing Street
The odds are against her
In this little city
Shes got a taste for adventure
And she knows shes pretty
The Riddle of the Model by Sing Street
Other notable artists on the soundtrack include Duran Duran, The Cure, Hall and Oates, and Motorhead. Find out where you can purchase your copy of Sing Street on Go Watch It!
Available on Digital HD 7/19 and On Blu-ray™, DVD & On Demand 7/26 #SingStreetDVD
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- $100 iTunes Gift Card to purchase the official SING STREET soundtrack!
- Copy of SING STREET on DVD
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