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Aug202019

The Lumineers to premiere "III" short film at Toronto International Film Festival 

ABC/Randy HolmesTo accompany their upcoming album III, The Lumineers have created a film of the same name. The 44-minute movie will premiere September 8 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Like the album, the film III tells the story of three members of the fictional Sparks family: Gloria, her son Jimmy, and her grandson Junior. It's directed by Kevin Phillips, and stars Anna Cordell, Terminator 3's Nick Stahl and Ozark's Charlie Tahan.

"This short film is about a member of my family whose battle with addiction has led her to rehab, jail, and ultimately [being] homeless now, for over a year," says frontman Wesley Schultz.

"We were attempting to make a short film with the album serving as our narrator," he adds. "I never dreamed it would be premiered at one of the top international film festivals in the world."

The Lumineers have so far released six songs from III, and each one is accompanied by a video: "Donna," "Life in the City," "Gloria," "It Wasn't Easy to Be Happy for You," "Leader of the Landslide" and "Left for Denver."

The whole album will be released September 13. You can catch The Lumineers live on their upcoming North American headlining tour, which kicks off in January.

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