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Monday, 4 December 2017

Film No. 92 (2017) Lucky November 25th.

Film No. 92 (2017) November 25th.  6.45 PM LUNA PALACE,  Leederville. 

"Realism is the practice of accepting a situation as it is". (Lucky recites the definition as he seeks to solve a crossword puzzle).

Harry Dean Stanton plays the role he's been destined to play all his life and thank goodness he did because months after the film's completion he passed away in a manner befitting his final screen character, Lucky. John Carroll Lynch, better known as an actor (playing the husband of Frances McDormand's Marge Gunderson in Fargo), directs a unique film made up of philosophical, insightful scenes paralleling the meaning of life with Lucky's stroll through his final years after a health scare makes his mortality real. But it's not morose and it's laced with irony; a runaway tortoise and a potted cactus play starring roles. It's never clear why he's named Lucky but it makes for plenty of thought afterwards. Harry Dean fans should not miss this unique gem.  10GUMS.       


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