Musical Interlude


If something goes wrong during your screening, it’s always good to have a song in your back pocket. So when John Carney’s [] once ran into projection problems Sunday night, the two leads Glen Hansard [] and Marketa Irglova [] took to the stage to entertain the audience as the theater fixed the mechanical problem. How apropos, since ONCE is a musical — or as director Carney calls it “video album” — about the musical relationship between Czech immigrant and local Dublin boy. After the projector was fixed and the film played, the duo returned to stage for the Q&A — and some more songs.

Peter Bowen

Senior Editor, Filmmaker Magazine