The Ballad of Lefty Brown



Century Cinema, Corte Madera Fri, Oct 6, 2017 7:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:111 min.
Director:Jared Moshé
Producer:Edward Parks
Neda Armian
Dan Burks
Screenwriter:Jared Moshé
Cinematographer:David McFarland
Editor:Terel Gibson
Cast:Bill Pullman
Peter Fonda
Michael Spears
Print Source:A24
Note Writer:Pam Grady


Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) spent his life riding Montana’s scenic ranges, in the company of men who would become dime-novel heroes. His own legend burns not so bright. People wonder how the likes of new US Senator Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda), Governor Jimmy Bierce (Jim Caviezel), and lawman Tom Harrah (Tommy Flanagan) could put up with the garrulous, incompetent old coot. But this apparent fool courageously risks his own life to seek justice for a fallen friend, never wavering in his determination even as deadly forces array themselves against him. Pullman, the sophisticated star of Independence Day and Lost Highway, gets in touch with his inner-Walter Brennan to deliver a masterful performance of a man whose hayseed persona masks his true nature. But while this absorbing Western offers a finely-etched character portrait of an underrated cowpoke, it also delivers thrilling, action-packed drama. A superb gallery of supporting characters includes the gorgeous Montana wilderness in this exquisitely lensed film.

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Jared Moshe´ marked his transition from accomplished producer to the director's chair with his award-winning debut feature film Dead Man's Burden, which Paste Magazine listed as one of the 100 best Westerns of all time. Among Moshe´'s notable production credits are Kurt Cobain About a Son (Toronto Film Festival, Independent Spirit Award nominee), Low and Behold (Sundance Film Festival), and Beautiful Losers (SXSW, Locarno Film Festival). Most recently, Moshe´ produced Silver Tongues, nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, and Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, which played in official selection at the Festival de Cannes and the Sundance Film Festival.