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Lean On Pete 15

Please Note: Due to unforseen circumstances the showing of Lean On Pete on 3 July has now been cancelled. We are in the process of contacting all customers with tickets. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

A powerfully moving story about a young boy’s search for belonging. To help his alcoholic father stay afloat, fifteen-year-old Charley takes a job at a local racetrack where he cares for an aging horse named Lean on Pete.

Proving himself to be one of the most gifted, insightful and versatile directors working today, Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Weekend) returns with Lean on Pete, a powerfully moving and deeply emotional story about a young boy’s search for belonging on the fringes of contemporary American society.

Fifteen-year-old Charley lives with his alcoholic father (Travis Fimmel) in a run-down house on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. In an effort to help his dad stay afloat, Charley takes a job at a local racetrack where he befriends jaded trainer Del (Steve Buscemi) and burnt-out jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) while caring for an aging horse named Lean on Pete. But as things break down at home and Del announces Pete will be sold to an uncertain fate, the burden becomes too great for Charley to bear and he heads out into the vast American wilderness with Pete in tow.

Featuring an incredible breakout performance by Charlie Plummer and shot in mesmerising style, Lean on Pete is a poignant, compassionate and heart-rending portrait of love, loss and acceptance that resonates with profound humanity. 

DIRECTOR: Andrew Haigh
CAST: Steve Buscemi, Charlie Plummer, Chloë Sevigny
RUN TIME: 117 mins

May contain very strong language, strong violence, domestic violence, strong sex references, strong nudity, suicide or drug misuse.

Tickets: £10
Concessions: £8.50
Footlights: Discount Applies

A £1.50 ticket levy is included in all stated ticket prices.

  • A standout performance from Plummer makes this thoughtful drama swing
    Little White Lies
  • Powerful and poignant filmmaking
    The Independent
  • Plummer gives an excellent performance: watchful, sensitive, delicate
    The Guardian
  • Rivetingly beautiful
    The Telegraph
  • Haigh’s new film has the substance and emotional heft to be considered a masterpiece
    The Times