The Hero
Dir: Brett Haley
Cast: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter
96 mins | In English with Chinese subtitles

*Director will attend Q&A after 23/9 screening.

Lee Hayden is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy, until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte, and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy, all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.

Director Bio
Brett Haley earned a BFA in directing from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He co-wrote, edited, and directed I'll See You in My Dreams, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Blythe Danner was nominated for an IFP Gotham Award for best actress for her role in the film. Brett's previous feature, The New Year, won the Audience Award for best narrative feature film at the Sarasota Film Festival.

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