LUCKY [USA], THU 6 DECEMBER, 8PM

By January 1, 2018 Homepage, Season 19 films

Harry Dean Stanton shines in his final role as Lucky, a cantankerous, desert-dwelling, chain-smoking 90-year-old atheist. A heartening meditation on mortality, human connectedness and enlightenment.

Having out lived and out smoked his contemporaries, this fiercely independent atheist’s life has revolved around a daily routine of yoga, crossword puzzles, TV game shows, and cigarettes. But as he contemplates the end of life, Lucky finds himself on a late journey of self-exploration.

Harry Dean Stanton’s final on-screen performance is funny, touching and beguiling, and particularly poignant in the knowledge that he passed away just days before the film’s US cinema release.  It’s an award-winning first feature from actor-turned-director John Carroll Lynch (Fargo, Zodiac).

No one who cares about movies and those rare actors who can elevate them into something unforgettable would dream of missing this scrappy, loving tribute to a virtuoso. – Rolling Stone

New York Times Critic’s Pick

This quirky drama – Stanton’s last film – is really something to see.The Irish Times ★★★★

The sandblasted terrain of Stanton’s face constitutes a movie within a movie, a life revealed in contemplation. – rogerebert.com  ★★★★

USA, 2017 |Language: English | 88 minutes | Cert: CLUB

Director:   John Carroll Lynch

Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt and Beth Grant

A short Irish film, The Swimmer [10 minutes], will be shown before the feature.