/lean on pete

UK 2017 M 119 mins
director: Andrew Haigh

"This is a film that succeeds in holding all its elements in balance - and in doing so, arrives at a depth of feeling that isn't commonplace at all."

Jake Wilson - The Age

Rotten Tomatoes
Featured review by Brian Tallerico - Roger Ebert.com
Distributor:  Transmission

This film will begin at 6.55 pm in Cinema 1 and at 7.05 pm in Cinema 2.

Winner Best Young Actor or Actress, Charlie Plummer - Venice Film Festival

/star box score 3.73

1 vote - 8
2 votes - 15
3 votes - 76
4 votes - 147
5 votes - 49


Charlie Plummer - Charley

Steve Buscemi - Del

Chloë Sevigny - Bonnie

Travis Fimmel - Ray

Amy Seimetz - Lynn'Julia Prud'homme - Ruby

Jason Rouse - Mitch

Lewis Pullman - Dallas

Justin Rain - Mike

Steve Zahn - Silver


Director - Andrew Haigh

Writer - Andrew Haigh based on the novel by Willy Viautin

Producer - Tristan Goligher

Executive producers - Daniel Battsek, Darren Demetre, Lizzie Francke, Vincent Gazelle, David Kasse, Sam Lavender, Ben Roberts

Music - James Edward Barker

Cinematography - Magnus Nordenhof Jenck

Film editing - Jonathan Alberts

Casting - Carmen Cuba

Production design -Ryan Warren Smith

Art direction - Jonny Fenix

Set decoration - Jenelle Girodano

Costume design - Julie Carnahan

Filmed on location in Portland and Burns, Oregon and in the Laramie Public Library, Laramie, Wyoming

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/Andrew Haigh


born 1973 Harrogate N. Yorkshire


"That’s what my films are about: trying to understand my central characters and how they’re dealing with these fragile emotional states."

Andrew Haigh was born in Harrogate in Yorkshire to a salesman father and a mother, who was then a housewife.  His parents divorced and he was sent away to boarding school - a miserable experience for him.  At Newcastle university he studied history. After university he acquired a job as assistant to Ishmael Merchant, and from there worked in minor roles on films such as Notting Hill and Gladiator. At this time he also came out as a gay man.  Having been rejected by the National Film and Television School in England he moved to LA where he studied at the LA Film School.  His first films were 'gay' films, but since then he has broadened his horizons, although always studying relationships, isolation and aloneness.  He lives in San Francisco.


Greek Pete - 2009

Weekend - 2011

45 Years - 2015

Lean on Pete - 2017