The Hero

The Hero

A FILM BY: Brett Haley
WRITTEN BY: Marc Basch, Brett Haley
STARRING: Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVAL

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.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2017
Language: English
Run Time: 93 mins
Format: Digital