The Calgary International Film Festival just announced that Harry Dean Stanton’s last film, Lucky, has been added to the schedule.
That’s exciting news!
I’ve been looking forward to catching this film ever since I came across the trailer about a month ago. Hooray for last minute additions! But Lucky is only one of over 200 films you can see at this year’s festival which runs from Wednesday September 20th to Sunday October 1st. You can check out my picks for the festival below or head over to the Calgary International Film Festival web site and check out the entire festival line up of films, galas and behind the screen events.
“Harry Dean Stanton is Lucky, an offbeat 90-year-old atheist in a small desert town, in John Carroll Lynch’s directorial debut that focuses on mortality and loneliness.”
Reasons for wanting to see: Harry Dean Stanton – David Lynch – and a tortoise named President Roosevelt. Need I say more, ladies and gentlemen?
Joe Leydon from Variety says, “Everything Harry Dean Stanton has done in his career, has brought him to his moment of triumph in “Lucky,” an unassumingly wonderful little film about nothing in particular and everything that’s important.”
- Wednesday September 27, 9:45 PM at Cineplex Eau Claire 5
- Sunday October 1, 4:45 PM at Cineplex Eau Claire 1
AWARDS: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Locarno Film Festival
“Two men must relive the most terrible day of their lives in this expertly written thriller from Korean director Cho Sun-ho.”
Reason for wanting to see: I like time loop movies like Groundhog Day, Edge of Tomorrow or Source Code. Need I say more? Need I say more? Need I say more?
John DeFore from the Hollywood reporter says, “…the story pushes into themes of guilt, revenge and forgiveness, finding a resolution that is both unexpected and poignant.”
- Saturday September 23, 7:15 PM at Cineplex Eau Claire 6
- Wednesday September 27, 10:00 pm at Cineplex Eau Claire 6