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"The Hero" Passes

  • Music Box Theatre (map)

Enter by emailing feedback@filmspotting.net with "The Hero" in the subject line and your favorite Sam Elliott performance in the body. Winners will be contacted by May 9.

Directed by Brett Haley

Starring Sam Elliott, Nick Offerman, Laura Prepon, and Krysten Ritter

Running Time: 91 Minutes

Director Brett Haley will do the Q&A!

Synopsis: 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.

Earlier Event: May 12
Chicago Critics Film Festival
Later Event: June 5
"My Cousin Rachel" Passes