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Hull Independent Cinema: LEAN ON PETE
June 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:40 pm£6 – £7
Hull Independent Cinema presents: LEAN ON PETE
Andrew Haigh | 2017 | UK | Cert 15 | 122 mins
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A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.
From acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh comes a deeply moving story told through the unique prism of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse. 15-year-old Charley arrives in Portland, Oregon, with his single father Ray, both eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an ageing quarter horse named Lean On Pete. The horse’s gruff owner Del and his seasoned jockey Bonnie 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. They experience adventure and heartbreak in equal measure, but never lose their irrepressible hope and resiliency as they pursue their dream of finding a place they can call home. Featuring an award-winning performance by Plummer, LEAN ON PETE is a compassionate and heartrending look at the desire for love, family and acceptance.
Starring Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, Charlie Plummer, Steve Zahn, Thomas Mann
Awards and Reviews
Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival Official Selections
“I grimly admired the crushing way that it sidesteps romantic baloney at almost every turn, including subverting whatever assumptions we might have about the ultimate role Buscemi’s surrogate father figure might play.” – A.A. Dowd, AV Club
“Haigh has rearranged the building blocks of mawkish teen melodrama into a bracing and bittersweet coming-of-age fable.” – Paul O’Callaghan, Sight and Sound
LEAN ON PETE is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
Vue Cinema is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around ten minutes before the performance starts.
7:30pm: Programme starts
9:40pm: Programme ends
The programme run time includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases the film will begin immediately after a short introduction. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised programme start time.
Tickets Terms and Conditions
If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We reserve the right to refuse admission, without refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.
If you purchase a membership or student ticket your membership card/student ID MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your membership card/student ID we reserve the right to charge an additional £1 for your ticket.
** Please note: Tickets are not available via the Vue Box Office and is not included in Vue’s £4.99 ticket deal. Tickets available via Hull Box Office or on the door at the Hull Independent Cinema desk in the theatre lobby.