The directorial debut of internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter,
multi-Grammy nominee and pop icon Sia, Music is a powerful,
original and celebratory artistic statement and a compelling reinvention of
the screen musical.
Zu (Kate Hudson) is a free spirit estranged from her family who suddenly
finds herself the sole guardian of her half-sister, Music (Maddie Ziegler),
a teenager on the autism spectrum whose whole world order has been
beautifully crafted by her late grandmother.
With a history of addiction issues that have challenged her self-worth and
reliability, Zu can barely take care of herself and she struggles with the
new responsibilities her sister brings. But Music gets by under the
watchful and loving eye of her local community, including neighbour Ebo
(Leslie Odom Jr.) and Zu soon learns that life’s obstacles can be made
easier with a little help and the kindness of friends.
is filled with incredible sound, visuals and dance and features stunning
musical numbers built around original Sia compositions, written expressly
for the film and performed by its remarkable cast, to create a cinematic
experience as profound and unique as its title character.
Written, produced and directed by Sia the film stars Academy Award nominee
Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days), Tony
and Grammy Award
winning performer Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton, The Many Saints of Newark), dance prodigy Maddie
Ziegler, Sia’s long-time collaborator who has appeared in eight of her
music videos including ‘Chandelier’, and actor and comedian Ben
Schwartz (Parks and Recreation).