Once was popular indie movie that came out in 2006. It created a lot of success for songwriters Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (also, the main actors in the film). The film garnered them an Oscar win and their on-screen romance became reality. Part of documentary The Swell Season follows them on a grueling two-year wold tour where they toured as The Swell Season. The tour threatened to break them up due to the stress of the road.
This documentary was filmed in black and white and takes a look at the exhilaration and turmoil created by fame and love.
The Swell Season will see a small release in LA and New York City on October 7th with a wider release on October 21st, 2011.