Lean on Pete
First screened in September 2017
Director: Andrew Haigh. Cast: Charlie Plummer, Travis Fimmel, Amy Seimetz, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, Justin Rain, Lewis Pullman, Bob Olin, Julia Prud'homme, Thomas Mann, Frank Gallegos, Steve Zahn, Rachael Perrell Fosket, Alison Elliott. Screenplay: Andrew Haigh (based on the novel by Willy Vlautin). Twitter Capsule:
Felt like Ozu, then like Mizoguchi. Warm, thrilling, sad, like an unrequited love admitting they once loved you, too.
While suggesting these analogies, Haigh continues defining and expanding his own aesthetic. Unusual views of the Pacific Northwest and contemporary U.S. life.