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Film Independent: Lean On Pete
March 8, 2018 • 7:30 pm PST
2018, 119 minutes, color, DCP | Written by Andrew Haigh; directed by Andrew Haigh; with Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, and Chloe Sevigny
For LACMA Film Club and Film Independent members only
Includes a conversation with writer/director Andrew Haig
Director Andrew Haigh (Greek Pete, Weekend, 45 Years, Looking) shifts from the urbane to something more laconic with his newest film Lean on Pete, which follows unhappy teenager Charley (Charlie Plummer) who suffers in a small place made even more claustrophobic by his angry dad. When the at-loose-ends young man finds his way into the race horse circuit and develops an attachment to a particular—and peculiar—animal, he finds a path to the previously unimaginable: satisfaction. Haig’s able cast also includes Chloe Sevigny and Steve Buscemi. The director will discuss the motivation behind his latest work in a Q&A after the screening.
In conjunction with Film Independent at LACMA
Film Independent and LACMA Film Club members can reserve screening tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, February 15. | Screening tickets are free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for the screening can be picked up at LACMA’s Ticket Office, located in the Hammer Building, on the day of the event—as early as 11 am. Tickets are for general, unreserved seating. Ticketed guests must be in their seats 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seats may be released. Reservations do not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand. Entry is first come, first served, so please arrive early. Program and guest participation subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Tickets are nontransferable and can only be picked up by the individual who purchased or reserved them.