In 2009, Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch released God Help the Girl, a musical project that featured the band and guest vocalists telling a rock opera of sorts. It's now become a motion picture musical written and directed by Murdoch, which begins its North American release on September 5 and stars Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones, Skins), Olly Alexander (of the band Years and Years), Emily Browning and Pierre Boulanger. The story is about a lazy summer in Glasgow, as Murdoch explains:

A better summer, or at least a summer when something happened. It happened to a boy and a girl and a girl in a city roughly the same size and population of Glasgow. Perhaps the canals were a bit grimier, the high-rise buildings taller, the streets emptier when you needed them to be, and the beat clubs busier than the ones around here. But on the whole the city was this one.

Check out the trailer for the film below. There's a private screening of God Help the Girl this Monday (8/25) at 6:30 PM at Nitehawk Cinema with Stuart Murdoch and cast (Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray) in attendance. We've got two pairs of tickets to give away. Details on that are below.

Average joes can catch the film in NYC when it opens September 5 at Village East Cinemas. All North American screening dates are listed, along with contest details and the trailer, below...


God Help The Girl Official Teaser Trailer

God Help The Girl - 2014 Screening Dates
Opening Sep 5 Los Angeles, CA Laemmle Royal
Opening Sep 5 New York, NY Village East Cinemas
Opening Sep 11 Bloomington, IN Indiana University Cinema
Opening Sep 12 Anaheim, CA Cinema City 13
Opening Sep 12 Austin, TX Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Austin
Opening Sep 12 Bellingham, WA Pickford Film Center
Opening Sep 12 Birmingham, AL The Edge 12
Opening Sep 12 Boulder, CO Dairy Center for the Arts
Opening Sep 12 Chalmette, LA Chalmette Movies
Opening Sep 12 Columbus, OH Gateway Film Center
Opening Sep 12 Corona, CA Dos Lagos 15
Opening Sep 12 Corvallis, OR Darkside Cinema
Opening Sep 12 Dallas, TX Historic Texas Theatre
Opening Sep 12 Denver, CO SIE Film Center
Opening Sep 12 Detroit, MI Cinema Detroit
Opening Sep 12 Eugene, OR Bijou Metro Cinema
Opening Sep 12 Fort Wayne, IN Fort Wayne Cinema Center
Opening Sep 12 Gainesville, FL Hippodrome Theatre
Opening Sep 12 Gloucester, MA Cape Ann Community Cinema
Opening Sep 12 Hartford, CT Real Art Ways
Opening Sep 12 Hollywood, CA Laemmle NOHO
Opening Sep 12 Houston, TX Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park
Opening Sep 12 Lubbock, TX Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock
Opening Sep 12 Palm Desert, CA Cinémas Palme D'Or
Opening Sep 12 Pasadena, CA Laemmle Playhouse
Opening Sep 12 Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia Film Society
Opening Sep 12 Phoenix, AZ Harkins Theatres
Opening Sep 12 Pittsburgh, PA Hollywood Theater
Opening Sep 12 Port Townsend, WA Rose Theatre
Opening Sep 12 San Francsico, CA Roxie Cinema
Opening Sep 12 San Jose, CA Camera Cinemas
Opening Sep 12 Santa Ana, CA Frida Cinemas
Opening Sep 12 Seattle, WA SIFF Cinema
Opening Sep 12 St. Louis, MO Webster University
Opening Sep 12 Tulsa, OK Circle Cinema
Opening Sep 12 Vancouver, WA Kiggins Theatre
Opening Sep 12 Washington, DC AFI Theatre
Opening Sep 13 Tallahassee, FL Tallahassee Film Society
Opening Sep 13 Yonkers, NY Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers
Opening Sep 16 Duluth, MN Zinema 2
Opening Sep 17 Cleveland, OH Shaker Square Cinemas
Opening Sep 17 Huntington, NY Cinema Arts Centre
Opening Sep 17 Winchester, VA Alamo Drafthouse Winchester
Opening Sep 19 Buffalo, NY North Park Theatre
Opening Sep 19 Chicago, IL Music Box Theatre
Opening Sep 19 Phoenix, AZ Harkins Theatres
Opening Sep 19 Santa Fe, NM Jean Cocteau Cinemas
Opening Sep 25 Crested Butte, CO Crested Butte Film Festival
Opening Sep 26 Miami, FL O Cinema
Opening Sep 26 Missoula, MT Roxy Theatre
Opening Sep 27 Albuquerque, NM Guild Cinema

For a chance at winning a pair of tickets to see GOD HELP THE GIRL AT NITEHAWK CINEMA: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "GOD HELP THE GIRL" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "GOD HELP THE GIRL". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!

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