MUSIC combines a heartfelt tale about the power of love with musical sequences that propel and amplify the story, giving the audience a vivid window into the characters’ inner lives.The story begins when Zu (Hudson), estranged from her family and a lifelong self-saboteur, finds herself the sole guardian of Music (Ziegler), her teenage half-sister, after the death of their grandmother. Music is nonverbal and on the autism spectrum, and her grandmother has lovingly created a schedule and daily routine to support her with the help of some neighborhood friends. Not having had her grandmother’s experience of loving and caring for Music, Zu instantly struggles with her new responsibility as caretaker. Their less than peaceful first breakfast together is overheard by their neighbor Ebo (Odom), a kind and gentle soul who surprises Zu by demonstrating not only his compassion, but his keen understanding of Music. His own, slowly revealed backstory life story, makes him someone Zu can depend on and learn from as well. Sia’s songs are integral to the story of the film. Ten original compositions have been written expressly for the movie and are performed by its remarkable cast. MUSIC is about the magic that can happen when someone who cannot speak with words finds people who can listen with their hearts.
Atlantic Films, Crush Pictures & Vertical Entertainment
In Theatres (USA): February 10, 2021