Friday, August 10 @ 7:30 PM
The Ellen Theatre
Widower and aging Brooklyn hipster Frank (Nick Offerman) starts a band with his teenage daughter Sam (Keirsey Clemons) just before she leaves home to attend college in California. When a song of theirs finds success online, it complicates Frank’s attempts to let go of his dreams of stardom and allow his daughter to find her own path in life. Rated PG13. 97 minutes.
“A SPARKLING GEM WITH AN INDIE-ROCK SOUL. OFFERMAN TURNS IN HIS BEST BIG-SCREEN PERFORMANCE YET.” NEWSDAY MAGAZINE
It’s Jam Sesh Time with Nic Offerman and Kiersey Clemons Reel World, Chris Avangelista
“In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank (Nick Offerman) is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to college, while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly “jam sesh” into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an Internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.
This movie is what one might consider a Sundance cliche, but it’s executed so earnestly and lovingly thanks to the performances and musical stylings of Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons. Not only does Offerman rock on the guitar, but Clemons has some beautiful pipes that I’d like to see her stretch even more in a musical. The duo brings the original songs written by Keegan DeWitt to life effortlessly, and you’ll be nodding your head, tapping your foot and smiling ear-to-ear as the duo rocks all throughout the film. Adding to the delight of this movie are Toni Collette as Frank’s landlord and possible love interest, and Ted Danson as Dave, Frank’s bar-owning, weed-smoking, laid back best friend.”
Hearts Beat Loud, starring Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner, and Toni Collette (with a cameo from a stern-looking Jeff Tweedy) screens Tuesday, Aug. 28th at the Ellen Theatre. Don’t miss it Rated PG13. Special $5 youth pricing for this film!