Inspired by writer/director John Carney’s (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN) life and love for music, SING STREET is one of 2016’s best films – a comedic coming-of-age story that 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. The film is a personal favorite, an inspiring tale with a killer soundtrack packed with 80s hits. Now available to own and watch on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On-Demand (check out Go Watch It for purchase locations), my friends at Anchor Bay Entertainment have teamed-up with THE ROCK FATHER Magazine to get one lucky reader hooked up with a copy of SING STREET on DVD, plus a $25 iTunes Gift Card to purchase the SING STREET Original Motion Picture Soundtrack! Get details and enter below…
SING STREET (Rated PG-13) 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. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised – calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos.
Growing up as part of the ‘MTV Generation,” my musical awakening was in large part fueled by that flickering window into exotic worlds of color and sound. Different genres – different cultures – blending together and creating influence that shaped who I am today. While it would be the early 90s by the time I would first pick up a guitar and join a band, the bonding experience between new friends exploring different sounds and styles is one that transcends decades and generations… the type of self-discovery that I hope will always continue – an organic connection between people and music that often seems lost in the digital world in which we live today. Watching the new #SingStreetDVD was inspiring – a nostalgic look back at a time of youthful enthusiasm when music was more than just bits and bytes… In partnership with @SingStreetMovie #Music #Movies #Retro #1980s #SingStreet #BTTF #FNM #TheCure #TheClash
Enter to Win a SING STREET Prize Pack:
Use the Rafflecopter Widget below (it will guide you), starting with the first (mandatory) entry method – Leave a Disqus comment on this post that shares your answer to the following:
QUESTION: What is your favorite song from the 1980s?
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The Fine Print:
Promotion open to residents of the U.S. only, ages 18+, void where prohibited. Winner will be chosen at random on, about, or after August 26, 2016, and will be notified via email to confirm. If no response within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Prize provided and shipped by Anchor Bay Entertainment. This is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.
1980s-style Disclaimer: Many will enter, few will win! Please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery of prizing (seriously, probably not that long), The Rock Father is not responsible for any lost or misdirected packages. In the rare occasion that a prize does not arrive (which, sadly, has happened), you have no remedy other than moving on.