Begin Again stars Mark Ruffalo as an A&R executive who is disillusioned with the business when he discovers a young singer-songwriter, played by Keira Knightley, playing at an open-mic night in the East Village.
Inspired by her song, he convinces her to record an open air album, using the city of New York as their studio.
A sweet film with strong performances that showcases how music can affect your view of a place whilst showcasing different sides to the city that don’t often appear on the big screen.
Vazac’s 7B Horseshoe Bar
108 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009. Nearest Metro Stop: 2 Avenue
Dan (Mark Ruffalo) has a drink in here while talking to his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld).
Schiller’s Liquor Bar
131 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002. Nearest Metro Stop: Delancey St & Essex St
Greta (Keira Knightley) meets her ex-boyfriend and rock star Dave ( Maroon 5‘s Adam Levine) to talk about their relationship.
Steps on Norfolk St. & Rivington St.
Greta listens to Dave’s new record while sitting on these steps across from Schiller’s Liquor Bar.
Arlene’s Grocery played the venue of Steve’s (James Corden) Open Mic Night where Dan hears Greta sing for the first time.
Washington Square Park
Washington Square, New York. Nearest Metro Station: 8 St – NYU
Greta and her band, assembled by music producer Dan, record a song underneath the Arc.
Another location where Greta and the band record an outdoor song.