It’s called “Once”. I heard about this film last year on Sound Opinions, the rock show on NPR, and was dying to see it. It just came out on video last week and it is fantastic,i f only for the soundtrack.

The story revolves around a couple who make a connection while making music together. What’s unique is that they’re actually musicians and they actually wrote and perform the songs in the film, which lends it a degree of realism often lacking in music stories. Also, Glen Hansard, the male lead, is in a band called The Frames, who are also excellent.

Check it out, I’d be interested in thoughts.

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