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Playback: Brett Haley on ‘Hearts Beat Loud’ and Wearing Inspirations on His Sleeve

Playback: Brett Haley on ‘Hearts Beat Loud’ and Wearing Inspirations on His Sleeve

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Director Brett Haley has been Mr. Sundance lately, premiering his last three films at the independent film festival. This year his latest, “Hearts Beat Loud,” closed out the festivities in Park City. It was one of the more popular players at the event, perfectly in tune with Haley’s brand of delightful, character-driven storytelling, starring Nick Offerman as a widower who strikes up a band with his daughter the summer before she heads off to college. They cook up a hit track in the process. Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson and Toni Collette also star.

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“I think I wear my inspirations pretty squarely on my sleeve on this one,

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