Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Sing Street

Year: 2016
Country: IRELAND
Run Time: 105 minutes

Sing Street
Sing Street
Sing Street

SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. Inspired by writer/director John Carney’s (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN) life and love for music, SING STREET shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.

CIFF40 Screenings

Saturday, April 09, 2016 at 9:15 AM

Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 7:10 PM

John Carney

John Carney was born in 1972 in Dublin. He was educated at De La Salle College Churchtown and Synge Street CBS. Before moving into filmmaking, he was the bassist for the band The Frames

"On the Edge" (2001), "Once" (2007), "Begin Again" (2013), SING STREET (2016)

Anthony Bregman, Martina Niland, John Carney

John Carney

Yaron Orbach

Andrew Marcus, Julian Ulrichs

Principal Cast
Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aiden Gillen, Jack Reynor, Kelly Thornton, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo

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