REVIEW: THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED
OVERVIEW: No matter how lost you are music can bring you back home. Based on the inspiring true story from Oliver Sacks (“Awakenings”) about a father looking to reconnect with his son, Lionsgate debuts The Music Never Stopped on DVD and Digital Download this August. Starring J.K. Simmons (Juno), Lou Taylor Pucci (Fast Food Nation), Cara Seymour (An Education) and Emmy® winner Julia Ormond (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, HBO’s “Temple Grandin,” 2010), the film was an Official Selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and the recipient of the Heartland Truly Moving Picture award. “…A powerful look at music’s power to unite where it once divided” (The Onion AV Club), The Music Never Stopped features a stellar soundtrack including The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Don’t miss this touching, must-see film coming to DVD, featuring an audio commentary with the Director, interviews with Oliver Sacks, cast interviews and deleted scenes, on August 2nd
SYNOPSIS: Once close, Gabriel (Pucci) and his father Henry (Simmons) have spent the last 20 years estranged from one another. But after Gabriel is diagnosed with a brain tumor that doesn’t allow his mind to create new memories, he must return home to his family. Desperate to reconnect with his son, Henry hires Dianne (Ormond), a music therapist to help engage Gabriel. Raw and emotional, the father and son are finally able to find a common bond through classic rock music in this touching film that “honors the ability of music to heal” (The Hollywood Reporter).
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED – MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE is available now from Rhino at all digital music retailers and is also available exclusively on CD at Amazon.com. The soundtrack features six Grateful Dead tracks, including three previously released live recordings, as well as classics from Bob Dylan, Steppenwolf, Donovan, and Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Widescreen (2.35:1) 16x9
English, Spanish and French 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English Spanish
Audio commentary with Director Jim Kohlberg
Interviews with Oliver Sacks
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