Hearts Beat Loud, July 13-16

Nick Offerman (Parks and Rec) and Kiersey Clemons star as a father and daughter who start an unlikely songwriting duo and band as she prepares to leave for college. A celebration of artistic joy, this modest comedy is warm, affectionate, and thoroughly likable. Written and directed by Brett Haley (who created the lead role with Offerman in mind) and featuring a stellar supporting cast: Toni Collette, Ted Danson and Blythe Danner.

Also at Theatre N in July: Pope Francis: A Man of His Word, July 6-8; The Guardians, a French Drama set during World War II, July 13-15; American Animals, unlikely heist drama, July 20-22; and the ongoing countdown of AFI’s Top 100 films of all time every Saturday. theatren.com. 

Mark Fields
Mark Fields has reviewed films for Out & About since October 2008. In addition, he has written O&A profiles of documentarian Harry Shearer and actress Aubrey Plaza. Mark also has written on the movies for several publications in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and his home state of Indiana, where he also served as on-air movie critic for Indianapolis’s public radio station. Mark has been an adjunct instructor of film history at Rowan University since 1998. A career arts administrator, he is the executive director of Wilmington’s Grand Opera House and now lives on Market Street. Mark spent the fastest 22 minutes of his life as an unsuccessful contestant on Jeopardy…sadly, there were no movie questions.