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LEAN ON PETE
May 23 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Screening Wed. May 23, 7:15 p.m.
“This is the first American film for British filmmaker Haigh, known for such intimate dramas as WEEKEND and the knockout Charlotte Rampling/Tom Courtenay drama 45 YEARS.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
“In the hands of British filmmaker Andrew Haigh, this tale of a troubled teen (an extraordinary Charlie Plummer) bonding with a horse becomes a heartbreaking look at a marginalized America.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“Again and again, I marveled at the humanist depth of the world Haigh creates, one that can only be rendered by a truly great writer and director, working near the top of his game.” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
“A very fine movie that I haven’t stopped thinking about since I saw it.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times
More from Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times:
“Beautifully subverting the form, Andrew Haigh has made an impeccably acted film as despairing as it is finally a bit hopeful, effortlessly involving us in the often disturbing struggle of a 15-year-old desperate to find the stability and security we all yearn for.
Haigh’s works are exemplars of quiet filmmaking, cinema that doesn’t make a fuss. He is all about giving his characters their space and their due, and he has a knack for making the ordinary more involving than it has any right to be.”