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Listen to Her Heart: A feel-good indie film in “Hearts Beat Loud.”

Updated: Oct 17, 2018

Director Brett Haley is no stranger to the indie film scene, with past films such as “I’ll See You In My Dreams” and “The Hero.” And now he’s back with “Hearts Beat Loud.”

Frank Fisher (Nick Offerman), a stubborn, quietly enthusiastic record-store owner struggling to make ends meet, decides to push his dream (and history) of being in a band onto his daughter, Sam (Kiersey Clemons). Having once been in a band with Sam’s late mother, Frank wants Sam to discover the talent inside of her. But Sam is about to leave for a pre-med program and does not want to be in a band with her father, despite her obvious talent. What follows is the sweet story of a family coming together under a common interest—whether that interest will last or disappear in the cracks of responsibility is yet to be determined.

Reminiscent of “That Thing You Do” but with the heartfelt, indie vibe of “Once,” “Hearts Beat Loud” produces a feel-good version of the pull between... keep reading on the burg!

If you’re looking for a feel-good indie summer flick, don’t miss “Hearts Beat Loud,” starting at Midtown Cinema on June 22.

Midtown Cinema is located at 250 Reily St., Harrisburg. For more information, visit

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