Song One

Synopsis: Estranged from her family, Franny returns home when an accident leaves her brother comatose. Retracing his life as an aspiring musician, she tracks down his favorite musician, James Forester. Against the backdrop of Brooklyn's music scene, Franny and James develop an unexpected relationship and face the realities of their lives.
Genre: Drama, Music
Production: Film Arcade
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

- The following Brooklyn

- bound "I" train

will depart in

approximately seven minutes.




- Mom?

- Franny.



Your brother was in an accident.

He's in the hospital.

You need to come home.

- The impact occurred in

what's called the Pterion,

an especially vulnerable

part of the skull.

You see this bright biconvex region here

that looks like a lens?

This is what we call a

hematoma to the brain tissue,

a sort of blood clot...

- Can you just tell me

if he's gonna be okay?

I have to tell you,

he might never come out of this.

We can't really say for sure.

In these situations, we have no recourse

other than to be patient and wait.

You cut off all your hair.

Not all.

I loved it long.

I wanted a change.

Taxi driver's name is Rumnesh.

He has a wife and two kids.

They think he tried to

stop the car in time,

but Henry had his headphones on,

and I guess he didn't

look when he was crossing.

I haven't been paying attention.

He's been, just, living

somewhere in Brooklyn.

He comes home sometimes

to do his laundry,

but it's all about music for him,

and I've been trying to

finish the book and just...

- You couldn't have stopped

him from crossing the street.

I always told him to look both ways.

You just do your best, you know?

You just do your best.

Thankfully your father

isn't alive to see all this.

It's just a lot for

us to handle, you know?

Oh, uh...

You're gonna

have to sleep in Henry's room.

There's so many boxes in your room.

It's okay. I'll just move the boxes.

No, I gave your bed to Sylvia.

Who's Sylvia?

She delivers the mail.

Why'd you give her my bed?

Because, you know,

I asked her if she wanted a

bed, and she seemed so happy,

and you're never here, Franny.

I mean, you haven't lived here in years,

and you always complained

about that mattress anyway,

so just don't get all bent out of shape.

I'm not bent out of shape.

Hey, Franny, I...

I know you're busy,

and I know you think

this is a waste of time.

I'm not sure if you've listened

to anything else I've sent,

but here's another song I just finished,

probably the first one

I'm really proud of.

I hope you listen to it.



- I don't really...

I don't...

I don't really know

what to do now.


Okay. Enjoy.

James forester!

James forester!


Hello, new York.

Thank you, forester.

Take care.

Thank you.

Thank you.

- All right, man.

- Bye.

Um, James?




- I really liked the show.


- My brother was hit

by a car this week.

I'm... I'm so sorry to hear that.

Henry Ellis.

You're his favorite.

Is he okay?

He's at memorial intensive care.

He's in a coma.

Jesus, I'm so sorry.

You don't remember him, do you?

He sent a letter to you

or to your record label.


Yeah, the label gets a lot of letters,

and then it takes 'em

a while to get to me,

so unfortunately...

Okay. Okay.

Well, I brought you

something he was working on.

I thought... It's really good.

I guess I'm not the only one.

Thank you. Thanks so much.

- It was nice to meet you.

- Same here.

Oh, I'm Franny, Franny Ellis.

I hope Henry gets better.

Thank you.

Hey, I made you eggs.

Thank you.

I just... I can't...

I can't eat right now.

Hey, how does this sound for a title?

Tales of Monkokobaka

and the Dekay tribes.

Uh, sounds good.

It's so pointless.

How can I even do this right now?

Okay, write.


- Hey.

- I was...


- I was just in the

area and thought, um,

maybe I'd just, you know, stop by.

Didn't know if you liked sugar.

Thank you.


I'm okay. Thank you.

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