Greetings From Tim Buckley Exclusive Clip: How Does Anybody Know Anybody?

By Katey Rich 2013-04-17 11:22:07discussion comments
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Not in town for the Tribeca Film Festival, and seething with jealousy while reading our preview of the best films to see? We've got you covered! The Tribeca Film Festival makes a good number of their films available to watch on VOD, from anywhere in the country, and one of the most promising titles is Greetings From Tim Buckley, which stars Gossip Girl veteran Penn Badgley as the legendary musician Jeff Buckley.

Except, as you can see in the exclusive clip above, we're meeting Jeff Buckley at a time when he's still living in the shadow of his father, musician Tim Buckley, who's at the center of the tribute concert that gives the movie its title. The younger Buckley's performance at the tribute concert is credited for jump-starting his career in 1991, leading to the recording of his 1993 album Grace, which turned out to be his only one. Buckley died at only 30 after an accidental drowning, and his legacy is one of a soulful, incisive musician gone too soon-- which is what makes it all the more interesting, in Greetings from Tim Buckley, to meet him before he became any of that.

Greetings from Tim Buckley is now available on VOD (you can click here for more on how to see it), and will be in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on May 3. Read the official synopsis below for more:

In 1991, a young musician named Jeff Buckley (Penn Badgley, "Gossip Girl") rehearses for his public singing debut at a Brooklyn tribute show for his father, the late folk singer Tim Buckley. Struggling with the legacy of a man he barely knew, Jeff finds solace in a relationship with an enigmatic young woman (Imogen Poots, 28 Weeks Later) working at the show. As they explore New York City, their adventures recall glimpses of Tim’s (Ben Rosenfield) 1960s heyday, as he drives cross-country with a girlfriend and finds himself on the verge of stardom. Leading up to the now-legendary show that launched Jeff’s own brilliant career, Greetings from Tim Buckley is a poignant portrait of a father and son who were each among the most beloved singer/songwriters of their respective generations.

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