Pioner Cinema » Sing
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  • Animation
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  • 2016
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  • 108 min.
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  • USA
  • director: Christophe Lourdelet, Garth Jennings
  • cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane
  • language: English with Russian subtitles
  • restrictions: 6+

On 5 March, at 11:20, Pioner will host a special screening of “Sing” as part of the “Music with Boris Barabonov” series at Children’s Pioner. Music critic Boris Barabanov will tell about how music videos changed pop music. Search for the screening on the schedule below.

Finding himself on the edge of financial ruin, the owner of a theatre (who is also a panda) announces a competition for performers. Due to a printing error, the posters advertise a prize of $100,000. The news quickly spreads around the whole town, and a very “diverse” crowd gathers at the audition: Rosita the pig, Johnny the gorilla, Mike the mouse, and Ash the porcupine. Each has a dream, song, and journey of their own.

“Sing” is the ideal film for the “Idol”/“Hello, We’re Looking for Talent!” era, shot by Garth Jennings, the creator of music videos for such artists as Robby Williams, Blur, and Radiohead. The British director’s first animated work, this film is first and foremost an encyclopedia of pop music. Here, Frank Sinatra meets Leonard Cohen, and Fred Astaire collaborates with The Beatles. A place is even found for rock “royalty”: while the director entrusted the majority of the hits to his actors, the Gipsy Kings and Queen remain untouched in their original recordings. And none other than the legend of Motown, Stevie Wonder, recorded a new song, “Faith” (with Ariana Grande) especially for the movie, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe.


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