Tuesday
30
Apr
7.15pm
Back Straight Story, The
 
Tue
30
Apr
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Tuesday, 30 April 2013 at 7.15pm
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  • Biographical road movie
  • 1999
  • USA/France/UK
  • Colour
  • 106 mins.
 
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David Lynch's lyrical portrait of one man's real life journey across America's heartland. Filmed along the route that the actual Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth) traversed in 1994 from Laurens, Iowa, to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin, "The Straight Story" chronicles Alvin's patient odyssey and those he meets along the way. When not rolling at 5 miles an hour aboard his '66 lawnmower, Alvin encounters a number of strangers, from a teenage runaway to a fellow World War II veteran. By sharing his life's earned wisdom with simple stories, Alvin has a profound impact on these characters that colour his pilgrimage.

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Director:

 
David Lynch

Cinematographer:

 
Freddie Francis

Screenplay:

 
John Roach, Mary Sweeney

Cast:

 
Harry Dean Stanton, Jane Heitz, Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek
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