We’re excited to check out Nick Offerman’s latest film.
Hearts Beat Loud follows Offerman as a widowed father who’s getting ready to see his daughter off to college. But then, he starts to consider another path for him and his lesbian daughter (played by out actress Kiersey Clemons). In order to keep their bond strong, Offerman’s character decides the two should form a band.
The film was celebrated at the Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals before finding its way in theaters later this month.
Many critiques applauded the film for spotlighting an interracial family with a lesbian romance (fellow out actress Sasha Lane plays Clemon’s romantic interest) while not making those the focus of the film. Instead, the film is about the relationship between this father and daughter while still incorporating those factors.
Nick Offerman spoke to NewNowNext on this topic and said:
“Yeah, one of the things I love most about this film is both that my daughter’s gay and there’s a gay teenage summer romance, and also that she’s biracial. That’s where smart writing is going these days. We’re all made up of all different colors of the rainbow, and let’s get on with the story of the movie, which is a dad and his daughter dealing with some life issues.”
Hearts Beat Loud comes to US theaters in a limited release starting on June 8. Then, it will expand nationwide on June 15.
You can check out the trailer down below.