“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”). Fun fact: although Elliott was born in Sacramento, he moved to Portland as a teen and went to David Douglas High School. After graduating, he completed a two-year degree at the Couve’s own Clark College! Who knew? But back to the movie…here’s a plot teaser:
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 from “Parks and Rec”), 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, “That 70s Show,” “Orange Is the New Black”), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.
Showtimes at the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver are daily from Friday, June 23, through Tuesday, June 27. Visit http://www.kigginstheatre.net/movies/the-hero/ to see individual showtimes. General admission is $9, and on Monday all seats are $6. In the meantime, here’s a trailer: