ENTER AUGUST RUSH Contest
AUGUST RUSH - In Theaters November 21
Twelve years ago, on a moonlit rooftop above Washington Square, Lyla Novacek (KERI RUSSELL), a sheltered young cellist, and Louis Connelly (JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS), a charismatic Irish singer-songwriter, were drawn together by a street musician’s rendition of “Moondance” and fell instantly in love. Sharing the language of music, their connection was real and undeniable…but short-lived.
After the most romantic night of her life, Lyla promised to meet Louis again but, despite her protests, her father (WILLIAM SADLER) rushed her to her next concert—leaving Louis to believe that she didn’t care. Disheartened, he found it impossible to continue playing and eventually abandoned his music while Lyla, her own hopes for love lost, was led to believe months later that she had also lost their unborn child in a car accident.
Years passed with neither of them knowing the truth.
Now, the infant secretly given away by Lyla’s father has grown into a spirited and unusually gifted child (FREDDIE HIGHMORE) who hears music all around him in the rhythms of life and can turn the rustling of wind through a wheat field into a beautiful symphony with himself at its center, the composer and conductor. Orphaned by circumstance, he holds a profound and unwavering belief that his parents are alive and want him as much as he wants them—if only they could find each other.
Determined to search for them, he makes his way to New York City. There, lost and alone, he is beckoned by the guitar music of a street kid playing for change and follows him back to a makeshift shelter in the abandoned Fillmore East Theater, where dozens of children like him live under the protection of the enigmatic Wizard (ROBIN WILLIAMS). That night, he picks up a guitar for the first time and unleashes an impromptu performance in his own unique style.
Astonished that this untrained boy can play so passionately, Wizard names him August Rush, introduces him to the soul-stirring power of music and begins to draw out his extraordinary talent. Wizard has big plans for the young prodigy but, for August, his music has a more important purpose. Never giving up hope of finding the parents he knows are out there somewhere, he calls out to them through every note. He believes that if they can hear his music, they will find him.
Unbeknownst to August, they have already begun that journey.
Having just learned her son is alive, Lyla is already working desperately to locate him with the help of dedicated social worker Richard Jeffries (TERRENCE HOWARD) while Louis, still haunted by memories of his one true love, finds himself returning to his musical roots and retracing his steps to the place where they met.
Separated by the events of life but bonded by love and music, Lyla, Louis and August search for what they lost and what will make their lives complete again…each other.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Southpaw Entertainment Production, in association with CJ Entertainment: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard, Robin Williams and William Sadler star in the music-driven drama “August Rush.”
Directed by Kirsten Sheridan, from a screenplay by Nick Castle and James V. Hart, story by Paul Castro and Nick Castle, “August Rush” is produced by Richard Barton Lewis with executive producers Robert Greenhut, Ralph Kamp, Louise Goodsill, Miky Lee and Lionel Wigram. John Mathieson is the director of photography; Michael Shaw, the production designer; and William Steinkamp, the editor. Costumes by Frank Fleming.
The film’s original score is composed by Mark Mancina.
“August Rush” will be distributed domestically by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and internationally by Odyssey Entertainment. It is rated PG by the MPAA for “some thematic elements, mild violence and language.” Soundtrack album on Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive the following:
1 Mini Guitar Clock (Musical prodigy or not, everyone should have one of these!)
1 Bushnell 12 x 32 Powerview Binoculars w/Case (Perfect to take to your next music concert!)
5 Second Place Prize Winners will each receive the following:
1 iPod/MP3 Mini Speaker
1 Women’s Musical Notes Tee
5 Third Place Prize Winners will each receive the following:
1 Dark Brown Full Zip Hoodie with embroidered August Rush title treatment
Please email your Name, Address & Email Address to email@example.com with "August Rush contest" in the subject line.
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All you have to do is enter your information above starting November 12th through November 26th. We'll draw names randomly on November 27th. Winners will be notified by E-mail. Only one entry per e-mail address will be accepted, and multiple entrants may be disqualified. Employees, agents, consultants and other advisors of blackfilm.com, Inc. are not eligible to participate in this contest. No one under -3 is eligible. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. GOOD LUCK!