Film: Lean on Pete (15)

Show Dates, Times & Tickets

Mon 11 June 2018 to Wed 13 June 2018

At Pomegranate Theatre

Starts Mon 7.30pm, Tue 2.30pm & Wed 7.30pm.

Due to technical difficulties, the screening of Lean on Pete on Wednesday 13 June has been cancelled.

Customers who have purchased tickets for the screening will be contacted.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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From acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh (Weekend, 45 Years), and based on the beloved novel by Willy Vlautin, comes Lean on Pete, a deeply moving story about love, loneliness, family and friendship, told through the unique prism of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse.

Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon, with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack, where he lands a job caring for an ageing Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete.

The horse’s gruff owner Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and his seasoned jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) help Charley fill the void of his father’s absence, until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend’s life.

Charley and Pete head out into the great unknown, embarking on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn’t seen in years. They experience adventure and heartbreak in equal measure, but never lose their irrepressible hope and resilience as they pursue their dream of finding a place they can call home.

Featuring an incredible breakout turn by Charlie Plummer (The Dinner, King Jack, Ridley Scott’s forthcoming All The Money in the World) and memorable supporting work by indie stalwarts Buscemi, Sevigny and Steve Zahn, Lean On Pete is a compassionate and heartrending look at the desire for love, family and acceptance that drives all of us. (121min)

Ticket Information

£7.90, £5.90 concession, £5.60 child

Friends of Pomegranate: save 50p on all tickets, bookable by calling 01246 345 222

Each ticket price advertised above includes a £1.20 booking fee. No matter how you book (online, phone, in person) or how you pay (cash, credit/debit card, voucher), the fee will always be the same. The number of trailers, advertisements and intervals (intervals on satellite broadcasts only) can vary for each screening. Please add at least 30 minutes in addition to the stated running time when calculating the duration of your visit. Customers wishing to use audio description headsets should arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time. (only applies to certain screenings).

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