In anticipation of the Tribeca Film Festival, the first-looks keep moving along. Let’s start with new photos from "Greetings from Tim Buckley," the quasi-look at the life of singer Jeff Buckley as he performs a concert for his father, Tim. The film, directed by Daniel Algrant, and starring Penn Badgley and Imogen Poots, will be getting its U.S. premiere in the Narrative category at Tribeca.
Here's the synopsis:
“Like father, like son” is a demanding expression for someone who never knew his dad. When young Jeff Buckley (Penn Badgley) is asked to participate in a tribute concert for his late musician father Tim, music opens his eyes to the artistic legacy that he is destined to follow. Imogen Poots co-stars in this quiet and powerful tribute to those legends sustained by admiration, love and, in this case, beautiful music.
When "Greetings from Tim Buckley" played the Toronto International Film Festival in September, Playlist writer Kevin Jagernauth praised Badgley’s performance as "solid" in a movie that felt uneven throughout. Buckley continues to be a cult favorite in music, but a movie that isn’t necessarily about him could confuse audiences; especially considering there’s a few other Jeff Buckley biopics swirling around. Regardless, this appears to be an interesting take on the material, and a strong body of work to propel Badgley to A-list stardom.