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'Greetings From Tim Buckley' to premiere in Toronto


©2012 Smuggler Films

(August 15, 2012) Smuggler Films has announced that "Greetings From Tim Buckley" will World Premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

Written by Dan Algrant, Emma Sheanshang and David Brendel — with Algrant directing — Imogen Poots co-stars in the film that goes back to the singer's first steps to become an acclaimed musician. Ben Rosenfield plays Tim Buckley. The movie will feature muiltiple new recordings of Tim Buckley songs, plus a selection of original Tim Buckley album tracks.

"Greetings from Tim Buckley follows the story of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley’s eminent 1991 performance at his father’s tribute concert in St. Ann’s Church. Through a romance with a young woman working at the concert, he learns to embrace all of his feelings toward the father who abandoned him – longing, anger, forgiveness, and love. Culminating in a cathartic performance of his father’s most famous songs, Jeff’s debut stuns the audience and launches his career as one of the greatest young musicians of his time."

The Toronto International Film Festival bills itself as "the leading public film festival in the world, screening more than 300 films from 60+ countries every September."

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