Father-daughter drama 'Hearts Beat Loud' plays the Ross
“Hearts Beat Loud,” a comedy-drama music film by Brett Haley, opens July 13 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.
Also continuing to show is “First Reformed.”
In “Hearts Beat Loud,” Frank (played by Nick Offerman) is a single dad and record store owner in the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook. Frank is preparing to send his hard-working daughter, Sam (Kiersey Clemons), off to college while being forced to close his shop.
Hoping to stay connected through a shared musical passion, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam session into a father-daughter live act. When their first song becomes an online sensation, the duo embarks on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.
“Hearts Beat Loud,” which shows through July 26, is rated PG-13 for some drug references and brief language.
In "First Reformed," Ethan Hawke plays the Rev. Ernst Toller, a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock.
When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of violence.
"First Reformed," which shows through July 19, is rated R for some disturbing violent images.
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