Hearts Beat Loud

TCFF Centerpiece Gala!

Director: 
Brett Haley
Year: 
2018
Rating: 
PG-13
Run Time: 
97 mins
Cast: 
Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson

Let’s be honest: starting a band with your dad sounds pretty lame. At least that’s what Sam (Kiersey Clemons) thinks when her hipster dad, Frank (Nick Offerman), suggests she join his weekly “jam seshes.” A one-time musician with lingering dreams of stardom and a failing record store, Frank just wants to stay connected with Sam before she flies from Brooklyn to study pre-med at UCLA. When he secretly uploads one of their songs to a streaming service, it becomes an unexpected hit and this unlikely father-daughter duo kick-start a musical journey of discovery, growing up, and letting go. Everyone's favorite woodworker, Nick Offerman, gives a truly heartfelt performance, and Kiersey Clemons shows she’s a damn rock star in this endearingly sweet comedy that is the perfect summer bop. 

"A refreshingly down-to-earth comedy-drama about family, ambition and the liberating power of music." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Movies don’t have to be bigger and bolder than we ourselves are. Haley’s films are things we can reach toward – there’s an intimacy and candor about them that feels welcoming." - Time