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Lean on Pete
BUY TICKETS 8pm Friday 22 June
DIRECTOR Andrew Haigh
CAST Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Zahn
Rising star Charlie Plummer gives a moving performance as a troubled teenager who takes a retired racehorse on a journey of discovery through the Pacific Northwest.
The latest film from British director Andrew Haigh (45 Years) is a moving, powerful story of life on the edges of US society and how easy it can be to fall through the gaps. Troubled Oregon teenager Charley (Charlie Plummer) finds an escape from life with his neglectful father when he takes a summer job at the stables of grizzled horse trainer Del (Steve Buscemi). But when his favourite retired racehorse, Lean on Pete, is threatened with slaughter, Charley takes the horse and goes on the run through the Pacific Northwest. A subtly observed and poignant coming-of-age drama.
(2017 UK 122 mins)
A performance of remarkable depth, candour and vulnerability by rising star Charlie Plummer lies at the heart of this terrifically moving fourth feature film from British writer-director Andrew Haigh. Adapted from the 2010 novel by Willy Vlautinm, Lean on Pete blends timeless American myths with pin-point portrayals of modern urban hardship, as its lonely teenage lead heads east from Oregon with a horse on its last hurrah. The travails are tough but there’s an unsentimental tenderness at the centre of Haigh’s movie – a melancholic counterpoint to the grim realities of life from which our young hero flees. Mark Kermode, The Observer
BBFC advice: Contains strong language, brief strong violence
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