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Advance Screening: THE HERO
June 4, 2017 @ 8:45 pm
Courtesy The Orchard
“A bittersweet celebration of life, with laughs and tears in equal measure.” – The Film Stage
“With Elliott front and center of every scene, The Hero pulls off the kind of acting showcase that its fictional star can never achieve.” – IndieWire
“A resonant depiction of a man fearlessly reckoning with his life, his image and most importantly, his heart. Sam Elliott could not be more compelling.” – The Playlist
Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is a Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy. [synopsis courtesy The Orchard]
Dir. Brett Haley. 93 min.