‘Greetings From Tim Buckley’ Trailer

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The first trailer we saw for Greetings From Tim Buckley, in which Penn Badgley acts and sings as the late musician Jeff Buckley, came in the wake of the film’s TIFF premiere, and has since gone offline. Good thing there’s now an official US trailer for you to check out.

Here, again, you can see Badgley’s solid take on the role, as he seeks to capture the point in Buckley’s life when he takes part in a benefit concert honoring his late father, Tim Buckley. Imogen Poots appears as the young woman who works for the organization putting on the benefit, and to whom Jeff Buckley has a strong attraction. This looks like a very similar trailer, but if you missed that first look last year, this is a good opportunity to give it a glance before the film hits digital platforms in a couple weeks. Read More »

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Jeff Buckley, whose sole album Grace made him a cult favorite singer/songwriter, is not a figure many actors would be eager to play. Blessed with a distinctive voice and followed by a rabid fan base, Buckley, is often seen as a singular figure in the music world. But Penn Badgley accepted the challenge of playing (and singing as) Buckley for director Daniel Algrant in the film Greetings From Tim Buckley. The film follows Jeff as he is invited to perform at a 1991 benefit concert for his late father, Tim Buckley. The younger Buckley only barely knew the elder, who died of an overdose in 1975, and the concert represented his own eulogy to his father and also his breakthrough into the music industry.

There’s a lot in this trailer: scenes with Tim Buckley (played by Ben Rosenfield), and bits where Jeff is coming to terms with his father and playing the show, and then a great deal of time where he’s minimizing the import of the show by fooling around with a cute girl (Imogen Poots) who is staffing the concert. I don’t know how well those elements work together in the film, but most of them are appealing enough in the trailer, which you can see below. Read More »

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