Athlone Film Club reels out their first film of the new year when the popular club shows the humorous and touching ‘Lucky’, which will screen on Tuesday, January 15, at 8pm in the Dean Crowe Theatre.
Lucky (Stanton ) is a 90-year-old wartime veteran living in a small remote desert town. This fiercely independent atheist’s life has happily revolved around a daily routine involving yoga, diner visits, crossword puzzles, TV game shows, cigarettes and meeting up with his long-time friends at his local. But now as he contemplates the end of life, he finds himself on a late journey of self-exploration.
This award-winning first feature from actor-turned-director John Carroll Lynch (Fargo, Zodiac ) allows Harry Dean Stanton to shine as the elderly atheist seeking the meaning of his life. Stanton’s final on-screen performance is funny, touching and beguiling, and all the more poignant in the knowledge that he passed away just days before the film’s US cinema release.