Lean On Pete

7 September - Cinema Zuid, Antwerp
18:00 - €5 - Free for members

Fifteen-year-old Charley (Charlie Plummer) lives with his loving but half-baked father in a Portland shack. When a gruff and unscrupulous local racehorse owner (Steve Buscemi) hires him as his assistant, Charley becomes infatuated with Lean On Pete, the sweet loser of the batch; but soon the animal’s inexorable destiny as horseflesh gives rise to a feeling of disgust in the kid’s mind. Adapted from a novel by author and country musician Willy Vaultin, Lean On Pete is a road trip unfolding at walking pace, a naturalist tale of quiet despair and finding one’s own place through thick and thin.