The Ballad of Lefty Brown
Lefty Brown is a 63 year old sidekick. Loyal, crotchety and rarely taken seriously, he’s ridden with Western legend Eddie Johnson for his entire adult life. Now Johnson has been appointed Senator of Montana, and despite the objections of his spirited wife Laura, he plans to leave Lefty in charge of his ranch. But when a rustler kills Johnson, Lefty is forced from his partner’s shadow. [SXSW]
“Writer-director Jared Moshé’s solidly entertaining period drama… can be enjoyed as both a straight-shooting homage to crotchety sidekicks and shoot-’em-up conventions, and a well-crafted movie about loyalty, betrayal, and redemption… Even as Moshé respectfully tips his Stetson to a variety of cinematic forebearers — masterworks by John Ford and Howard Hawks, revisionist ’70s horse operas, Clint Eastwood’s down-and-dirty “Unforgiven” — he rides clear of wink-wink pastiche, and sets his sights on making something that can stand on its own merits as a worthy addition to the genre… Pullman gives a performance that ranks with his career best” (Joe Leydon, Variety).
WESTERN, USA, 2017
DIRECTED BY: JARED MOSHÉ
CAST: BILL PULLMAN, PETER FONDA, JIM CAVIEZEL
RUNNING TIME: 111 MINS