Monday, October 16, 4:00 pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie, screen 1
Directed by: John Carroll Lynch
Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr.,
Tom Skerritt and David Lynch
USA / 2017 / Drama / 14A for coarse language / 86 min.
“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.” – Joe Leydon, Variety
“A beautiful showcase for the 90-year-old Harry Dean Stanton, giving one of the best performances of his remarkable career.” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
Lucky follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment.
Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch’s directorial debut Lucky, is at once a love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on morality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection.
WON – Prize of Ecumenical Jury, Locarno International Film Festival, 2017
NOMINATED – Best Film, Locarno International Film Festival, 2017
NOMINATED – Best Narrative Feature, Melbourne International Film Festival, 2017
NOMINATED – Best Narrative Feature, Oak Cliff Film Festival, 2017
NOMINATED – Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award, SWSW Film Festival, 2017