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Sundance Festival Film “Flora and Son” by John Carney to debut in theaters and on Apple TV+

PARK CITY, Utah — John Carney’s film “Flora and Son,” premiered at Sundance Film Festival and was purchased by Apple for around $20 million. The film will hit theaters on September 22, followed by its global premiere on Apple TV+ on September 29. Carney is well-known for screenwriting, producing, and musical films “Begin Again,” “Sing Street,” and “Once.”

The Flora and Son cast includes Eve Hewson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Orén Kinlan. The movie’s soundtrack, “Flora and Son—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack,” is set to release digitally on September 15. This soundtrack, produced by Gary Clark of “Sing Street,” offers a collection of performances by the stars and score compositions by Clark and John Carney.

The story follows single mom Flora (Eve Hewson) as she attempts to connect with her rebellious teenage son Max (Orén Kinlan) through his interest in producing music. With the help of a once-renowned LA musician played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Flora and Max embark on a charming journey.

Gary Clark, a versatile artist with a rich musical history, has made his mark in the industry. Starting as the frontman of Scottish band Danny Wilson, Clark’s career has seen him collaborate with a diverse array of artists, from Natalie Imbruglia to Demi Lovato. His extensive songwriting and production credits are a testament to his musical prowess.

Clark’s creative partnership with John Carney has resulted in notable successes, including their work on the acclaimed film “Sing Street.” Clark’s contributions have extended to various mediums, from stage musical adaptations to his ongoing collaboration on Amazon’s “Modern Love” series. His involvement in “Flora and Son” brings another layer of musical depth to the film’s storytelling.

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