“Lean on Pete” to Premiere at Venice Film Fest & TIFF



"Lean on Pete" , Charlie Plummer Writer-Director, Andrew Haigh¬† (“45 Years”) adapted Willy Vlautin’s 2010 novel, “Lean on Pete” that shot in Portland and Eastern Oregon Oregon last summer.

“Lean on Pete” follows the story of “fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Pummer) who,wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of the year. As the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, stability is hard to find. Hoping for a new start they move to Portland, Oregon where Charley takes a summer job, with a washed-up horse trainer, (Steve Buscemi) and befriends a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete.” (IMBD)¬† “Lean on Pete” will premiere at the Venice Film Festival 201728 Aug 2017 – 06 Sep 2017 and then at the Toronto International Film Festival September 7-17th.

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