Welcome again to Third Thursday Staff Recommendations! This still-new blog features staff member reviews of their favorite books. For the month of March, Traci in Adult Services. shares one of her favorite movies. Thank you, Traci!
Anyone who knows me fairly well is aware that I am a huge movie watcher. So instead of a book recommendation, I would like to recommend one of my favorite movies. If you grew up when MTV became popular (dang I’m telling my age) I think you would really enjoy the movie Sing Street.
Set in Dublin, 1985, 15-year-old Conor has just been moved to a new school. Between the inane rules, fascist teacher-priests and bullies, it is a daunting place. He meets a beautiful girl, Raphina, and is immediately smitten by her. To get to see her, he says he is in a band that needs a model for a music video. Would she be interested? She agrees. Only problem – he doesn’t have a band. He hastily forms one and creativity starts to flow.
This movie took me back in time to my younger, carefree self with big hair and acid washed jeans. I thoroughly enjoy the evolution of hairstyles and clothes in the film. Oh, and of course the music was awesome!!
FYI-The Sing Street soundtrack is also available through the library system. Original songs by Gary Clark and John Carney.
Thank you, Traci!
You might also enjoy:
God Help the Girl – From writer/director Stuart Murdoch comes the most delightfully different musical of the year. Eve is a catastrophe – low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls: posh Cass and fastidious James. Together they decide there’s only one thing to do: form a pop group.
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