Lean On Pete

Feature Film

Lean On Pete

Thu · May 24, 2018

2:30 pm

The Animas City Theatre - Movies

$10.00 General Admission $9.00 Students/Seniors/Military

This event is 17 and over

Neither falsely optimistic nor hopeless, Lean on Pete is a deeply humane film that is never anything less than believable.


It's hard to imagine anyone watching Lean on Pete and not rooting hard for Charley's wish to come true.

Lean On Pete
Lean On Pete
R ‧ Drama/Action ‧ 2h 2m

Written and Directed by Andrew Haigh
Starring Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, and Charlie Plummer
From acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh (Weekend; 45 Years), and based on the beloved novel by Willy Vlautin, comes Lean on Pete—a deeply moving story about love, loneliness, family, and friendship, told through the unique prism of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse.

Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), 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 Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse’s gruff owner Del Montgomery (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. 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 incredible breakout turn by Charlie Plummer (The Dinner; King Jack; Ridley Scott’s forthcoming All The Money in the World) and memorable supporting work by indie stalwarts Buscemi, Sevigny and Steve Zahn, Lean on Pete is a compassionate and heartrending look at the desire for love, family, and acceptance that drives all of us.
Venue Information:
The Animas City Theatre - Movies
128 E College Drive
Durango, CO, 81301
http://www.animascitytheatre.com/