We’re major fans of films set against the backdrop of the music world, from Almost Famous to Velvet Goldmine. Indie dramedy Lucky Them joins this genre as a welcome addition and third feature film from critically acclaimed director – and current Seattleite – Megan Griffiths. The film follows the story of music journalist Ellie Klug (Toni Collette), ordered by her editor to investigate the disappearance of legendary rock god, Matthew Smith—who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend. Clearly, there’s a LOT more to this story, but since we hate spoilers, you’ll just need to check out the film for yourself (FYI: it’s scoring very high on Rotten Tomatoes—we would not steer you wrong).
Lucky for us (see what we did there?), director Megan Griffiths is a friend and gamely agreed to answer a few music-related questions for a special edition of Listen Up! that we’re super excited about.