In 1991, a young Jeff Buckley (Penn Badgley, “Gossip Girl”) rehearses for his public singing debut at a Brooklyn tribute show for his father, the late folk singer Tim Buckley. Struggling with the legacy of a man he barely knew, Jeff forms a friendship with an enigmatic young woman (Imogen Poots) working at the show and begins to discover the powerful potential of his own musical voice. Greetings from Tim Buckley is filled with stirring musical performances and the memorable songs of a father and son who were each among the most beloved singer/songwriters of their respective generations.
“The curtain call, [Badgley’s] solo version of, appropriately, Once I Was, is an electrifying embodiment of the picture’s theme – the soul of the father reinterpreted and reimagined in the voice of the son, the inescapable past bleeding into an altered present that itself will alter an unknown future.”
– Rick Groen, The Globe and Mail
“Badgley delivers a nuanced performance of such ferocity.”
– Calum Marsh, The Village Voice