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Monday Night Film Series presents, Lean on Pete -FR

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Sep 26, 2018

Category: News and Notices

The Monday Night Film Series will present the film 'Lean on Pete'  on Monday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Tilley Hall, 102. 

Charley (Charlie Plummer) is a 15-year-old lost soul, pent up in a fleabag Portland apartment with his abrasive father. He goes looking for a summer job and ends up meeting Del (Steve Buscemi), a grizzled horseman kicking around the smalltime circuit training and racing quarter horses with his partner, Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny), a jockey. 

In no time they become an inseparable trio, and Charley discovers a genuine love for the animals. He grows particularly attached to a failing racehorse named Lean On Pete. But when he discovers that his beloved horse has reached the end of his racing days and is due to be disposed of by the unsentimental and practical Del, Charley ends up on a cross-country adventure through the beautiful mountains and plains of the interior.

"This is not a movie about a boy and his horse. It is something far more grueling and merciless, and as the film reveals itself in an increasingly jaw-dropping series of vignettes, it's likely to leave you in tatters." - Jeffrey Bloomer, Slate

This term, 15 limited release, independent foreign and Canadian films will be shown. Admission is $8/film, but a half-yearly $12 student film society membership reduces admission cost to $5/film. The series is open to all. Memberships are available at Tilley 102 every Monday night.

For further info, contact NB Film Co-op at 455-1632 or info@nbfilmcoop.com - http://www.nbfilmcoop.com/exhibition/monday-night-film-series

The NB Film Co-op, in partnership with the UNB Faculty of Arts and the Toronto Film Festival, presents the series.

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Contact: Tony Merzetti

Email Address: tmerzett@unb.ca