Tuesday 15 January 2019 8pm
Dir: John Carroll Lynch USA 2017
Language: English Running time: 88 mins Cert: TBC
Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston
Sponsored By: Dean Crowe Theatre and Arts Centre
Lucky (Stanton) is a 90-year-old wartime veteran living in a small remote desert town. This fiercely independent aethist’s life has happily revolved around a daily routine involving yoga, diner visits, crossword puzzles, TV game shows, cigarettes and meeting up with his long-time friends at his local. But now as he contemplates the end of life, he finds himself on a late journey of self-exploration...
This award-winning first feature from actor-turned-director John Carroll Lynch (Fargo, Zodiac) allows Harry Dean Stanton to shine as the elderly atheist seeking the meaning of his life. Stanton's final on-screen performance is funny, touching and beguiling, and all the more poignant in the knowledge that he passed away just days before the film’s US cinema release.
SXSW Film Festival 2017
Locarno Film Festival 2017
Vancouver International Film Festival 2017
BFI London Film Festival 2017
Tromsø International Film Festival 2018
Glasgow Film Festival 2018
Winner – Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Locarno Film Festival 2017
"Everything Harry Dean Stanton has done in his career, and his life, has brought him to his moment of triumph in Lucky, an unassumingly wonderful little film about nothing in particular and everything that’s important.” – Variety
“Harry Dean Stanton delivers arguably the greatest performance of his long career in John Carroll Lynch’s contemplative debut feature.” – Little White Lies