The Hero
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Film Info
Program:New Releases
Release Year:2017
Runtime:96 min
Awards:Sundance Official Selection
SXSW Official Selection
Director:Brett Haley
Producer:Houston King
Sam Bisbee
Erik Rommesmo
Cinematographer:Rob C. Givens
Screenwriter:Brett Haley
Marc Basch
Editor:Brett Haley
Composer:Keegan DeWitt
Principal Cast:Sam Elliott
Nick Offerman
Laura Prepon
Krysten Ritter
Filmography:I'll See You in My Dreams ('15)
The New Year ('10)

The Hero stars the legendary Sam Elliott as an aging actor confronting mortality in the moving new film from writer/director Brett Haley (I'll See You In My Dreams). Lee Hayden (Elliott) is a Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy. The Hero is a beautiful and poignant celebration of life and the legacies we all leave behind.

Directors Biography

Brett Haley: Brett Haley grew up in Key West and Pensacola, Florida. He graduated with a BFA in directing from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He co-wrote, edited, and directed I'll See You In My Dreams, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film won Best Actress and Best Director at the Louisiana Film Festival and Blythe Danner was nominated for a Gotham Award for Best Actress for her role in the film. Brett's first feature film, The New Year, premiered and won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Sarasota Film Festival.


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