John Carroll Lynch Debut Directing role - LUCKYEureka Entertainment have announced the theatrical release of the charming and moving comedic drama Lucky, John Carroll Lynch’s directorial debut featuring Harry Dean Stanton (Cool Hand Luke; Alien; Paris, Texas; Repo Man) in one of his last starring roles. Lucky will be released in cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) and On Demand from 14 September 2018.
Lucky follows the spiritual journey of Harry Dean Stanton’s character ‘Lucky’, a cantankerous, 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.
On the big screen, director John Carroll Lynch has worked with such legendary filmmakers as the Coen Brothers (Fargo), David Fincher (Zodiac), Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino) and Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island). Now, with Lucky, Lynch has moved behind the camera to make his directorial debut. The cast also features director David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet), Ron Livingston (The Conjuring, Swingers, Office Space), Ed Begley Jr.(St. Elsewhere), and Tom Skerritt (Alien, Top Gun, Contact).
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.”
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, and will be released by Eureka Entertainment in cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) and On Demand from 14 September 2018.
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