Manglehorn

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USA | 2014 | 97 minutes | David Gordon Green

In this magical romantic portrait, Academy Award® winner Al Pacino plays an eccentric locksmith left heartbroken by the woman he lost forty years ago. Unexpectedly, he tries to start his life over again with the help of a new friend played with charm and grace by fellow Oscar® winner Holly Hunter.

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Tapping into the nuance of his early roles (1973’s Scarecrow comes to mind), Al Pacino gives his best performance in years in this quiet, homespun character study from acclaimed and versatile director David Gordon Green (George Washington, Pineapple Express). Angelo Manglehorn lives a small life as a locksmith in Sunset Valley, Texas, emotionally distant from everybody and everything except for his cat Fanny, his granddaughter Kylie, and Dawn (Holly Hunter), a sweet bank teller he visits every Friday. Intentionally estranged from his commodities trader son (Chris Messina, “The Mindy Project”), he spends much of his time writing letters to Clara, a former love who “got away,” hoping that one day they can sail away together on his old boat. But the letters return unopened on a daily basis, adding more and more piles to a makeshift shrine in his basement. Can Manglehorn pull himself out of his curmudgeonly ways so late in his life, find his way back into the good graces of his community, and unlock Dawn’s heart? Green and longtime cinematography collaborator Tim Orr lend Paul Logan’s script a handsome visual style bursting with neon colors and carefully calibrated character moments, enhancing the oft-surreal but always-grounded story.

Director Biography
David Gordon Green grew up in Texas and attended the North Carolina School of the Arts where he studied filmmaking. His first feature, George Washington, was made in 2000, when he was only 23 years old. Green went on to direct several critically and commercially acclaimed films, including All the Real Girls (2003), Pineapple Express (2008), and Prince Avalanche (2013).

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  • Director: David Gordon Green
  • Principal Cast: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine, Chris Messina, Natalie Wilemon
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2014
  • Running Time: 97 minutes
  • Producer: Christopher Woodrow, Molly Conners, Lisa Muskat, David Gordon Green, Derrick Tseng
  • Screenplay: Paul Logan
  • Cinematographers: Tim Orr
  • Editors: Colin Patton
  • Music: Explosions in the Sky, David Wingo
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Joe (2013), Prince Avalanche (2013), The Sitter (2011), Your Highness (2011), Pineapple Express (2008), Snow Angels (2007), Undertow (2004), All the Real Girls (2003), George Washington (2000)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: WestEnd Films