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01/14/2015 12:16 PM |

Photo courtesy of The Film Arcade


Opening January 23rd, Song One is the feature debut from writer-director Kate Barker-Froyland, who calls the Williamsburg-Greenpoint border home, and treats it lovingly in the film. Producer Anne Hathaway stars as Franny, a PhD candidate called back from the field when her busker brother slips into a coma; to bridge their estrangement, she retraces his steps, from the Bowery Ballroom to Pete’s Candy Store, taking in performances by Sharon Van Etten, Dan Deacon and the Felice Brothers, and befriending his idol, a singer-songwriter looking for a way around writer’s block (he’s played by the musician Johnny Flynn, though the songs Flynn performs in the film, on guitar and violin, were written by Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice). I asked Barker-Froyland a few questions over email.