Before his tragic swimming death Jeff Buckley worked his way up to a monumental 1991 performance at his father’s tribute concert in St. Ann’s Church. Now the days leading up to his critically acclaimed performance are told through a biopic of the singers life.
Here’s a synopsis for the movie:
In 1991 Jeff Buckley (PENN BADGLEY), an unknown twenty four year-old L.A. musician, is invited to participate in a tribute concert in New York City for his late father Tim Buckley, the iconic folk rock star. In the days leading up to the concert, Jeff grapples with his own self doubts and the legacy of his famous father. But with the loving help of an enigmatic young woman working at the concert (IMOGEN POOTS), he finds the courage to perform at the now legendary St. Ann’s concert, where Jeff discovers his own voice singing his father’s songs, captivating the audience and launching Jeff’s own meteoric career. Simultaneously told in 1991 and 1966, GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY poignantly explores the interweaving paths of a father and son who were among the most beloved singer-songwriters of their generations.
Music biopics have had a way of showcasing the vulnerability of musicians and Jeff Buckley through hits such as Hallelujah never had a problem of showcasing those vulnerabilities on his own.
Here’s the official trailer for Greetings From Tim Buckley:
Will you be heading out to theaters later this year to see the Buckley biopic?