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LEAN ON PETE (15) – 2017 UK 121 min
Thursday 7 June 2018
2.30 screening subtitled for those with a hearing loss
Director: Andrew Haigh
Stars: Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny
A teenage boy (Plummer) gets casual work in a circuit of downmarket racetracks helping a trainer (Buscemi) and his part-time jockey (Sevigny). When a horse named Lean on Pete has lost once too often, boy and beast head off together, across the beautiful Oregon and Wyoming back country – desert, mountains and sage-brush, studded with small towns, truck stops, and isolated ranches. Haigh (45 Years) is “a truly great writer and director, working near the top of his game” (rogerebert.com).
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 7 June 2018