Lean On Pete

Lean On Pete 15

Director: Andrew Haigh
Cast: Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi

Country: UK
Year: 2017
Duration: 122m
British director Andrew Haigh (45 YEARS) leaves intimate English landscapes for the bigger, brighter sweep of the American West with this adaptation of Willy Vlautin’s acclaimed novel. Charley Thompson is a 15-year-old who craves a home, food on the table and a regular school, but as the son of an affectionate, but undependable single father, such stability is hard to find. Charley takes a summer job with a horse trainer, and develops a strong attachment for an old racehorse named ‘Lean on Pete’. Through Charley’s journey, an escape that turns into a quest, Haigh conveys the character of the Pacific Northwest – diners, trucks and vast, blinding vistas – while retaining the subtle observation and emotional weight of his previous films. - Borderlines Film Festival

“Haigh's film is never less than heartfelt and affecting. It cares deeply for Charley and hopes we do, too.” The Guardian

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MON 14, 8PM
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Lean On Pete