Writer/director John Carney’s “Begin Again,” the movie formerly known as “Can A Song Save Your Life?,” will close the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival this Spring in New York. It stars Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.
Here’s the synopsis:
Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own.
Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.
Carney previously directed the smash hit “Once,” which won a Sundance Audience Award in 2006 and an Oscar for Best Original Song the following year.
Our TIFF review of “Begin Again” is here. It closes Tribeca on April 26th at BMCC Tribeca PAC. The Weinstein Company has slated the film for a July 1 theatrical release stateside.
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