SXSW Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award
South by Southwest
Even it weren't arriving immediately after his death at the age of 91, this effortlessly moving portrait would be a milestone in Stanton's career.
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LUCKY follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the eccentric characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town. 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. Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch's directorial debut, LUCKY 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.

Played at

Monica Film Center, 10.27.17 - 11.02.17
Claremont 5, 10.27.17 - 11.02.17
NoHo 7, 10.13.17 - 10.19.17
Playhouse 7, 10.06.17 - 10.26.17
Town Center 5, 10.06.17 - 10.19.17
Rated NR
Runtime: 88 min
Language: English

Director: John Carroll Lynch
Cast: David Lynch, Ed Begley Jr., Harry Dean Stanton, Ron Livingston

  • Nominee, SXSW Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award, South by Southwest
FEATURED REVIEW: Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
Harry Dean Stanton died earlier this month at age 91. This week sees the release of his new movie, “Lucky,” in which he plays a 90-year-old contemplating his own mortality. It’s a peculiar instance of life imitating art (or is it the other way around?) that feels le...