The Hero

The Hero

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

Director Brett Haley will be in attendance for a post film Q&A

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