Maggie and I just bought tickets for The Swell Season. They are the two lead characters in the movie Once. We saw it a few months ago, loved it, and then went on line to learn more about the music, artists, etc, and found out they had played at Old Town the night before!!! We were sick. So when I heard on the radio today that they were coming back for a show at The Vic I bought a couple tickets.
The movie is just amazing. If you haven't seen it you need to. Here is where it's playing in the Chicago area. I love how it is a musical without feeling like a musical. The characters are well developed and the act of creation is somehow shown on film, a real feat. My class is writing about their creative identity and creativity in general. I wish I could show them this movie. Anyway. Can't wait until Nov. 24th!