Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Danny Collins

Year: 2015
Country: United States
Run Time: 106 minutes

Danny Collins
Danny Collins
Danny Collins
Danny Collins

An aging rock star receives a life-changing letter and decides to find out what his life could have been like in DANNY COLLINS, the inspiring story of an unexpected second act from writer and director Dan Fogelman. Still riding high on the hits from his heyday, singer Danny Collins (Al Pacino) seems to have it all—money, fame, a new fiancée and arenas packed with adoring fans. But years of hard living, failed relationships and performing the same songs night after night have begun to take their toll on the once wild rocker. So when his longtime manager (Christopher Plummer) presents him with a never-delivered letter written to him 40 years earlier by John Lennon, Danny decides to belatedly heed his idol’s advice and follow his heart. He cancels a sold-out tour and checks into a small-town New Jersey Hilton to try to rediscover his love of music and the family he abandoned on his way to stardom. Inspired by a true story, DANNY COLLINS features an all-star cast and a soundtrack featuring nine classic songs by John Lennon plus original music by Ryan Adams, Don Was, Cairan Gribbin, and Greg Agar. – Bleecker Street Media

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM -
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 8:45 PM

Dan Fogelman

Dan Fogelman is a filmmaker on the rise. Originally a screenwriter, his first feature film was Pixar's "Cars," directed by John Lasseter. Fogelman continued his work for Pixar and Disney by writing "Bolt" and "Tangled." His live-action films include Last Vegas, starring Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline; "Crazy, Stupid, Love," starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Steve Carell; and the semi-autobiographical "The Guilt Trip," starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen.


Jessie Nelson, Nimitt Mankad

Dan Fogelman

Steve Yedlin

Julie Monroe

Principal Cast
Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Bobby Cannavale, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Plummer

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