This is a repeating eventmay 5, 2018 7:30 pm
Everyone needs a place to call home. Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray, both of them eager for a fresh start
Everyone needs a place to call home. Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray, both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging quarterhorse named Lean On Pete. The horse’s gruff owner Del (Steve Buscemi) and his seasoned jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) help Charley fill the void of his father’s absence — until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend’s life. Charley and Pete head out into the great unknown, embarking on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn’t seen in years.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Willy Vlautin and selected for the Venice, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals, Lean On Pete is a deeply moving story (with a stunning breakout performance by the young Plummer) about love, loneliness, family, and friendship, told through the unique prism of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse.
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