Set in 1991, just three years before the release of Jeff Buckley's debut album Grace
and six years before his untimely death at age 30, director Dan Algrant's Greetings From Tim Buckley
follows the troubled young musician as he prepares to participate in a tribute concert for his late father while at the same time struggling to emerge from under his father's colossal shadow. As the concert at St. Ann's Church approaches, rising musician Tim (Penn Badgley
) wrestles with the anger of being abandoned by his dad (who later died of a drug overdose), and starts to fall for a Allie (Imogen Poots
), a pretty intern who's helping to organize the performance. Meanwhile, as Tim grapples with the complex emotions of feeling like an outsider and a guest of honor at the same time, glimpses of his father's rise and fall puts the young musician's life into a unique perspective.