Despite her enduring presence on the awards circuit and in our hearts, it’s actually been a couple of years since Meryl Streep has taken on a lead role. Now she’s is back in the spotlight (and dusting off those Into The Woods pipes) with Ricki And The Flash, which finds her playing a rocker looking to make things right with the family she left behind. She’s joined by her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer as well as Kevin Kline, Audra McDonald, and Rick Springfield. Ricki And The Flash opens on August 7, but The A.V. Club and Sony Pictures have an opportunity for you to see the film for free on August 4. For your chance to win a pair of passes to the advance screening, simply follow the link here and enter the code RickiAVCLUB. As always, seats will be first come, first served, so be sure to arrive to the theater early. An official plot synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.
“Meryl Streep takes on a whole new gig—a hard-rocking singer/guitarist—for director Jonathan Demme and screenwriter Diablo Cody in Ricki And The Flash. In an original and electrifying film loaded with live musical performances, Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock ’n’ roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer; Rick Springfield, portraying a Flash member in love with Ricki; Kevin Kline as Ricki’s ex-husband; and Audra McDonald as Kline’s new wife.”