The Straight Story

1999, 112m, 35mm, U.S.

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened September 23–October 1, 2017

Leaving his Iowa home and sister Sissy Spacek behind, Alvin Straight (74-year-old Richard Farnsworth in a revelatory, Oscar-nominated performance) rides his lawnmower to Wisconsin to reunite with ailing brother Harry Dean Stanton. With an infectious warmth and characteristic attention to oddball specificity, Lynch’s enthralling road movie is one of the finest depictions of the Midwest in recent cinema.

A film by David Lynch