The Hero

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Bow Tie Squire Cinemas (115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck)

THE HERO stars the legendary Sam Elliott as an aging actor confronting mortality in the moving new film
writer/director Brett Haley. 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 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. 

Official Selection 2017 Sundance Film Festival, SXSW Film Festival 

*Special Guest Speaker: Dan Mecca is a producer & co-founder of The Film Stage, a leading resource for independent film. He has attended and covered premiere film festivals from Cannes to Toronto to Sundance over the last decade. He is a graduate of the Media Study program at University at Buffalo and currently resides in Astoria, Queens.