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New American Cinema

Lucky

Year 2017
Runtime 88 mins
Language English

Harry Dean Stanton is Lucky, an offbeat 90-year-old atheist in a small desert town, in John Carroll Lynch's directorial debut that focuses on mortality and loneliness.

It's not all sunshine when you're Lucky - just ask the man who calls himself that, living in a small town in the deserts of the western United States. Having outlived (and out-smoked) all his friends and contemporaries, the fiercely independent, rigidly atheist Lucky is now 90 years old and finds himself contemplating the uncertain future. Coming to terms with mortality, humanity, and the meaning of life in his own particular way, he seeks enlightenment and self-exploration wherever he can find it.

The directorial debut of acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch, LUCKY is a testament to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton - shining in the titular role, one of his last before his death in September 2017 - and is also a meditation on the human experience and what it means to lead a fulfilling life. The film also stars Ron Livingston (OFFICE SPACE), David Lynch (TWIN PEAKS), and Tom Skerritt (ALIEN, TEARS OF THE SUN). 

Countries

United States
Awards
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Locarno Film Festival
Festivals
SXSW, Locarno Film Festival, Cinefest Sudbury, Vancouver International Film Festival
Director
John Carroll Lynch
Executive Producer
Jason Delane, Lee Bill Harnisch, Ruth Ann Harnisch, Charles Duffy
Producer
Greg Gilreath, Adam Hendricks, John Lang, Logan Sparks, Drago Sumonja, Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Ira Steven Behr, Richard Kahan
Screenwriter
Logan Sparks, Drago Sumonja
Cinematographer
Tim Suhrstedt
Editor
Slobodan Gajic
Production Design
Almitra Corey
Music
Elvis Kuehn
Cast
Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr.