“Realism is the practice of accepting a situation as it is.” “What you’re saying is what you see is what you get.” “But what you see is not what I get. They call me lucky.” The comedic drama ‘Lucky’ follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist living in a small town with no known relatives or any immediate family, and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. “I got this anxiety inside, I fell.” “Lucky fell down.” “Let’s not make a production out of it.” “No sign of concussion, lungs are great even though you smoke.” 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.
“You know most people don’t get to where you are, they never get to the moment you’re in right now. Where you have the ability to witness what you’re going through and clearly examine it.” Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch in his directorial debut, walks us through the routines of such a man — a cigarette is lit before getting out of bed, the cigarette rests in an ashtray as Lucky does his morning yoga stretches, a chilled glass of milk is downed straight from the refrigerator and then replaced. Lucky’s routine reflects his Zen-like, hard-edged philosophy.
“I know the truth and the truth matters and you have to face that and accept it.” Written by Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja starring Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt and Ron Livingston, ‘Lucky’ is an existential experience, a love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on mortality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection. The film premiered at SXSW. ‘Lucky’ will be released in select theaters starting on September 29, 2017.
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