ADIFF16 | Opening Gala Sing Street

Audi Dublin International Film Festival Opening Gala

SING SREET

With director John Carney (Once, Begin Again) and cast Ferdia Walsh Peelo (Cosmo), Lucy Boynton (Raphina), Jack Reynor (Brendan), Aidan Gillen (Robert), Don Wycherley (Brother Baxter), Kelly Thornton (Ann), Ben Carolan(Darren), Conor Hamilton (Larry), Ian Kenny (Barry), Karl Rice (Garry), Mark McKenna(Eamon) and Percy Chamburuka (Ngig)

ADIFF TV present the Opening Gala screening of SING STREET, as part of The Audi Dublin International Film Festival.

SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin where an economic recession forces Conor out of his comfortable private school and into survival mode at the inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious and über-cool Raphina, and 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” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the ‘80s, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their hearts into writing lyrics and shooting videos. Combining Carney’s trademark warmth and humor with a punk rock edge, and featuring a memorable soundtrack with hits from The Cure, Duran Duran, The Police, and Genesis, SING STREET is an electrifying coming-of-age film that will resonate with music fans across the board.

Sing Street will be released by Lionsgate UK in cinemas across Ireland on Thursday 17thMarch.

The 2016 Audi Dublin International Film Festival will feature over 80 films from 27 countries, and will welcome over 40 guests to the capital over this 11 day celebration of film.

The Dublin International Film Festival is sponsored by Audi, with principal funding from The Arts Council.

Key partners and funders include The Irish Film Board, hotel partner The Merrion Hotel, beverage sponsor Peroni Nastro Azzurro, retail partner Arnotts, print transport partner Wells Cargo, post-production partner Windmill Lane and media partners The Irish Times, RTÉ Supporting the Arts and Entertainment.ie.