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Date: February 23, 2018
Time: 7:30 Location: UW-Parkside Student Center Cinema
Admission: Patrons $27 | Senior Citizens $25 | Students $25 for the whole season
Language/subtitles: All foreign language films are subtitled and subtitles are used on English language films when available.
UK | 2016 106 min | John Carney | English, French + Latin languages
It’s the mid-1980s, the Irish economy is in the crapper, and Conor is transferring to the Catholic high
school as part of the downsizing of the household budget. The new school is a tough place but
across the street there lives a bewitching girl named Raphina. To get Raphina’s attention, Conor offers
her the lead in his band’s music video — which means he has to assemble a band. As Conor’s ears
and mind open up to the music, his eyes open up to the world. He starts to better understand his
parents, his friends, Raphina, even the bullies at school. In this excellent new musical comedy, director Carney shows us that music may not realize all our wishes, but it does something perhaps even more important: it allows us to dream bigger.
2016 National Board of Review, winner: Top Ten Independent Films.