Synopsis: The latest film from writer-director John Carney (Once), Begin Again is a soul-stirring, uplifting comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.
Starring: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, James Corden, Catherine Keener, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld, Mos Def, CeeLo Green.
Thanks to our friends at eOne Films, Cinemablographer has ten (10) prize packs to give away to an Ottawa sneak peek of Begin Again. Prize packs include a double pass to see the film, plus a Begin Again headphone splitter, guitar pick set, shades and mini poster. All you have to do to enter is answer the following question:
Begin Again marks a new musical from the director of Once. What song from Once won the Academy Award for Best Original Song?a) “Lost Stars”b) “When Your Mind’s Made Up”c) “Falling Slowly”d) “The Weary Kind”
Email your answer and full mailing address to email@example.com with the subject “Begin Again.”
(Limit one email entry per person please.)
Contest closes Friday, July 4 at noon EST.
Screening takes place Wednesday, July 9 at South Keys at 7:00 pm.
Begin Again opens in Ottawa July 11 at The ByTowne.