Sing Street Screening and Interviews with Actors at Westport Arts Festival
On October 2nd Westport Arts Festival have a special screening of Sing Street (Dir John Carney) followed by a Q&A session and a live music performance of a few of the films infectious songs with lead actors Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (Conor) & Mark McKenna (Eamon).
TOWN HALL THEATRE, Westport, Co. Mayo. 2.00pm - 4.30pm. October 2nd. Admission €5.
FILM & INTERVIEWS WITH "CONOR" & "EAMONN"
Writer / Director: John Carney
Producers: Martina Niland, Anthony Bregman, John Carney
A special screening of Sing Street (Dir John Carney) followed by a Q&A session and a live music performance of a few of the films infectious songs with lead actors Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (Conor) & Mark McKenna (Eamon).
Since having its world premiere at The Sundance Film Festival in January this year, Sing Streethas gone on to critical acclaim all over the world and we are delighted to bring it, and two of its stars to Westport, home of one of its producer's, Martina Niland, for a special intimate screening as part of this year’s Arts Festival.
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, über-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.
A show not to be missed!