John Carney has turned musical cinema into some kind of high art form in delightful indies like “Once” and “Begin Again,” and he’s about to paint his biggest canvas yet with the rock-fueled “Sing Street.”
Set in the heyday of bands like Genesis and U2, “Sing Street” is a youthful romantic comedy of a boy trying to impress a girl. He does this by doing the coolest thing an adolescent boy with a group of overly loyal friends can do — he starts a band. Aidan Gillen and Maria Doyle Kennedy star as his struggling parents, while Jack Reynor rounds out the cast as his encouraging, yet potentially troubled, older brother.
“Sing Street” will have its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Check out the debut one sheet below.