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EIFF Presents: LEAN ON PETE (a sneek peak film screening)!

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Princess II Theatre

10337-82 Avenue

Basement, below Princess Theatre

Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z9

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WEDNESDAY, April 25th @ 6:30pm

Writer/Director: Andrew Haigh | 121-mins. | USA | 14A (coarse language)

We have the ENTIRE Princess II Theatre (95-seats) for a SNEAK PEEK screening of LEAN ON PETE!

Limit of two (2) tickets per person. Seating is not guaranteed. Please arrive 30-mins. prior to film screening. You MUST show your EventBrite registration confirmation at the door. LEAN ON PETE opens nationwide on APRIL 27th. Please join EIFF in thanking @Elevation_Pics for their amazing support to make this event happen!


Starring: Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, and Charlie Plummer


From acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh (Weekend; 45 Years), and based on the beloved novel by Willy Vlautin, comes Lean on Pete—a deeply moving story about love, loneliness, family, and friendship, told through the unique prism of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse.

Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse’s gruff owner Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and his seasoned jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) help Charley fill the void of his father’s absence—until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend’s life. Charley and Pete head out into the great unknown, embarking on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn’t seen in years. They experience adventure and heartbreak in equal measure, but never lose their irrepressible hope and resiliency as they pursue their dream of finding a place they can call home.

Featuring an incredible breakout turn by Charlie Plummer (The Dinner; King Jack; Ridley Scott’s forthcoming All The Money in the World) and memorable supporting work by indie stalwarts Buscemi, Sevigny and Steve Zahn, Lean on Pete is a compassionate and heartrending look at the desire for love, family, and acceptance that drives all of us.

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