Fri, April 21st 6:00PM - 9:15PM Enzian
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In conjunction with
Opening Night Party
- Directed by: Brett Haley
- USA, 2016, 96 minutes
Sponsored By Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kanter, & Reed, P.A.
You might know the face, perhaps even the mustache. You definitely know the voice! That legendary baritone so famously used to narrate The Big Lebowski belongs to acclaimed character actor Sam Elliott, and in THE HERO, he gives a career-best and Oscar®-worthy performance. Elliott plays Lee Hayden, an actor whose days as a Western icon have long since passed. Now he makes his money doing voiceovers and spends his spare time smoking pot and hanging out with his dealer friend Jeremy (Nick Offerman, TV’s Parks and Recreation). But when Lee receives unexpected news, he decides to take stock of everything in his life and reprise his most celebrated role as “The Hero” in a sequel to his only hit from decades ago. Along the way, he tries to reconnect with his estranged wife (Katherine Ross of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Elliot’s real-life wife) and daughter (Krysten Ritter), and starts an unlikely friendship with a standup comedienne (Laura Prepon) who’s also a customer of Jeremy’s. Writer/director Brett Haley, creator of the acclaimed I’ll See You in My Dreams, offers up another sharply observed exploration of aging in the touching and funny THE HERO and has provided Elliott with a role for the ages.
Director Brett Haley will be in attendance and star Laura Prepon (That ‘70s Show, Orange Is the New Black) will Skype in for a post-film Q&A with the audience.
This film is preceded by 5 Films About Technology.