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Greetings from Tim Buckley

Opens May 3

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Though it’s bursting with stellar music and centers on the 1991 tribute show that brought cultishly adored singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley into the NYC music scene, Greetings is not a traditional rock biopic. The film jumps between father Tim’s (Ben Rosenfield) quest for fame and son Jeff’s (Penn Badgley) attempts to reconcile with his late dad’s memory while chasing his own dreams. ”[When] Jeff comes to New York, he’s trapped,” director/co-writer Daniel Algrant says. ”He wanted to show the world he could sing, but he also wanted to say, ‘Hey, I’m my own person.”’