Directed by: John Carney

Screening - Saturday, January 15, 2011, 7pm - 9pm

85 minutes | R

The 2006 Irish musical film, written and directed by John Carney, stars real-life musicians Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. Hansard plays a struggling street musician, fixing vacuum cleaners on the side, who is joined by immigrant Irglova as the two begin writing and recording songs. Their music slowly begins to blossom their love story. 

"Are you looking for a little film you can make your own, an enchanting, unpretentious blend of music and romance you can watch forever? If you do, Once is about to come into your life and make it whole."  - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times 

"Stripped of just about all artifice and dazzle, shot on the cheap on city streets, this Sundance gem is wiser about artistic creation and the fickle ways of love than any song-and-dance spectacular you've recently encountered."  - Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News

Best Original Song at the 2007 Academy Awards

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