- Folk rock musicians Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. Submitted photo.
The documentary follows folk rock musicians Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova of the indie film hit Once, which snuck up and floored audiences in 2007 and earned an Academy Award for Best Original Song the following year.
In a case of life imitating art, Hansard and Irglova became romantically involved after the romance drama was released. The Swell Season traces their return to post-Oscar reality and the arduous concert tour that put their relationship on the line.
The contrast between the film's simple black-and-white cinematography and its complex love story should make for a memorable movie-going experience.
The film was going to be screened outdoors as part of the IMA's Summer Nights Film Series, but due to the extreme heat predicted, it will be shown in the air-conditioned comfort of the Toby Theatre. Seating will begin at 9:15. Tickets are $10 for the public and $5 for museum members.For more information about the film, click here.