The Lounge Bar is the second of Don McGlashan and Harry Sinclair's film collaborations, from when they performed as music/theatre duo The Front Lawn. It follows two men and a woman (Lucy Sheehan) when they meet at a deserted bar. Pivoting on amnesia and woven together by music, two timeframes are seamlessly combined and a darkly humorous plot unfolds. The film got wide global release (including Ireland, Germany and the USA). It was a finalist in the first American Film Festival. McGlashan later formed band The Mutton Birds; Sinclair continued as a filmmaker.
Ok course nobody hires singers these days — just jukeboxes.– Mike the barman (Don McGlashan)
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