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'God Help The Girl'

God Help The Girl
Neil Davidson

An indie rock musical sounds like trouble. But the same festival that championed Hedwig and the Angry Inch in 2001 again proves the two can mix. With God Help The Girl, Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch presents a delightfully, whimsical tale of summer fun in Glasgow. Sundance jurors agreed, giving Murdoch the uniquely titled "World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for the Delightful Ensemble Performance, and How the Director Brought His Own Unique Universe into Cinema." Written, directed and scored by Murdoch, the film stars Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray as three friends forming a band whose lives keep turning into a Belle & Sebastian song. —K.V.S.

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