Hearts Beat Loud

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As single dad Frank (Nick Offerman) prepares to send hardworking daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to UCLA pre-med, he also reluctantly realizes he has to accept that his own record-store business is failing. Hoping to stay connected with his daughter through their shared love of music, he urges her to turn their weekly “jam sesh” into an actual band. Channeling Sam’s resistance into a band name, they unexpectedly find We’re Not a Band’s first song turning into a minor Spotify hit, and they use their songwriting efforts to work through their feelings about the life changes each of them faces.

Offerman and Clemons provide genuine warmth and chemistry as father and daughter, and they collaborate spiritedly on their characters’ catchy, heartfelt musical offerings, while Toni Collette and Sasha Lane contribute charming and multi-faceted performances of their own as the pair’s respective potential love interests. Director Brett Haley (a Sundance Film Festival alum with I’ll See You in My Dreams and The Hero) foregrounds sincerity and affection in this gentle, evocative ode to the bittersweetness of everyday life.

Fri. 1/26, 6:30 p.m., Eccles, PC
Sat. 1/27, 9:00 a.m., Eccles, PC
Sun. 1/28, 12:15 p.m., Grand, SLC

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY Premieres

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 97 min

EMAIL houstonbking@gmail.com

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Artist Bio

Brett Haley

Brett Haley grew up in Key West and Pensacola, Florida. He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts film program. Haley is the director of the films The New Year, I'll See You In My Dreams, and The Hero. He currently resides in Brooklyn.