Charming and moving comedic drama ‘Lucky’ is a directorial debut from John Carroll Lynch’s directorial debut featuring Harry Dean Stanton in one of his last starring roles.
‘Lucky’ follows the spiritual journey of a cantankerous and self-reliant 90-year-old atheist, and the quirky characters that inhabit the Arizona town where he lives. Having out-lived and out-smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment. The cast also features director David Lynch, Ron Livingston , Ed Begley Jr., and Tom Skerritt.
Lucky has received rave reviews following its US release just days after his death at age 91, including Variety’s Joe Leydon who described the film as “an unassumingly wonderful little film about nothing in particular and everything that’s important. The film is at once a love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on mortality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection.
Director: John Carroll Lynch
Producers: Logan Sparks, Drago Sumonja, Richard Kahan
Length: 88 min
Language: English | Spanish
Printed Film Format: Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)
Date: September 14, 2018
“undoubtedly Stanton’s show, a powerful love letter to an enduring screen icon” Little White Lies
“A wise and wistful love letter from one remarkable character actor to another” Indiewire
“Lucky is an elegiac and ultimately affirming meditation on mortality, regret, and smiling through hardship. You couldn’t ask for a more poignant swan song from a more singular artist.” Entertainment Weekly