Indie Films for November: "The Straight Story "

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In November, view independent films chosen by Westport Library’s Executive Director Bill Harmer. These are iconic films or filmmakers that inspired the new independent film wave.

In The Straight Story, directed by David Lynch, a retired Iowan farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth), learns that his estranged brother Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton) has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver's license. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey. (1990; 1h 52m)

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