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Greetings from Tim Buckley (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 5 September 2013 (New Zealand)
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A chronicle of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley's performance at his father's tribute concert in 1991.




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Greetings from Tim Buckley follows the story of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley's eminent 1991 performance at his father's tribute concert in St. Ann's Church. Through a romance with a young woman working at the concert, he learns to embrace all of his feelings toward the father who abandoned him - longing, anger, forgiveness, and love. Culminating a cathartic performance of his father's most famous songs, Jeff's debut stuns the audience and launches his career as one of the greatest young musicians of his time. Written by Production Weekly

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The true story of the rise of Jeff Buckley.




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Saudações de Tim Buckley  »

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Penn Badgley got into Jeff Buckley's music when he was seventeen. See more »


On the train, Jeff tells Allie that when he was eight years old, he met his father Tim Buckley at the Troubadour [in Los Angeles]. The actual meeting took place in the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach. See more »


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Works as a human-interest drama even if you've never heard of the Buckleys
17 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

Before watching 'Greetings from Tim Buckley' I'd never heard of either Tim Buckley (a folk singer in the 1960/70s) nor his son Jeff (a folk rock singer in the 1990s), so approached the film with no pre-conceptions, treating it almost as a work of fiction (with apologies to the Buckleys' fans). The plot (based, of course, on real-life events) surrounds rehearsals for a Tim tribute concert, at which his son Jeff is due to perform. It provides lots of human-interest drama, as Jeff reacts to other people's admiration of a father he barely knew. I cannot judge how accurate the portrayals of the two Buckleys are, but certainly, after ten minutes of Penn Badgley's nervy, twitchy performance as Jeff I was ready to give him a jolly good slapping. But the film did not seem to last as long as its 99 minute running time; always a good sign!

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