Member Exclusive: Lean on Pete
A resplendent portrait of a lonely boy on a quest for home.
Dir Andrew Haigh
With Charlie Plummer, Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny
Courtesy of Curzon Artifical Eye
Ravishing and doleful in equal measure, Andrew Haigh’s latest is a resplendent portrait of a lonely boy on a quest for home. Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (a soulful Plummer) has rarely stayed in the same place for more than a year. Having been left by his mother as a child, he lives with his father who loves him but doesn’t understand just how much Charley craves and needs stability (not to mention food). Taking a part-time job with a cantankerous horse trainer (Buscemi), he forms a deep bond with nearly-knackered horse Lean on Pete, with whom he shares his innermost thoughts. Lean on Pete once again confirms Haigh’s versatility, and cements his reputation as one of the great cinematic storytellers of his generation.
This screening is part of our Member Exclusive programme and tickets are at the special price of £6. Members and a guest are invited to the Member Salon, a post-screening discussion, in the Blue Room from 20:20. A limited number of advance tickets are available to book jointly with tickets to this screening. To book, please untick the donation box to reveal the Member with Salon ticket option.
Further places will be released on a first served basis to Members and one guest at the Blue Room on 10 May from 20:20. Please bring your Membership card with you.