Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Billings’ film festival explores “Sing Street”

Saturday, Dec. 31 at 3 p.m.—WOODSTOCK—The 7th annual Woodstock Vermont Film Series at the Billings Farm & Museum will feature the award-winning documentary “Sing Street” on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 3 and 5 p.m. All films are open to the public and accessible to people with disabilities. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Irish filmmaker John Carney’s “Sing Street” isn’t about the rise of a hot new band in Dublin in 1985. No one pays much attention to Sing Street: not club owners, booking agents, or label executives. The story is about 14-year-old Conor, pulling himself up out of bleak circumstances with the help of his older brother Brendan, who teaches him that the key to greatness in any endeavor is to risk being ridiculed. Ultimately, Carney’s movie uses the real social problems of his home country of Ireland as the backdrop for inspiration. The film is rated PG-13. Nashville Film Festival gave the film Audience Award, Special Jury Prize, with an additional win and seven nominations.
Ticket prices are $5-$11. For a complete list of screenings and ticket information, visit billingsfarm.org/filmfest or call 802-457-2355.
Billings Farm & Museum is located one-half mile north of the Woodstock village green on Vermont Route 12. It is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc., a charitable non-profit institution.

 

Photo courtesy of The Weinstein Company
“Sing Street” is about a start-up band in Ireland that faces the reality of not necessarily making it big.

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