Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (filmmaker Sophie Huber in person!)

““How would you like to be remembered?’ the director David Lynch asks the actor Harry Dean Stanton during the documentary Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction. ‘Doesn’t matter,’ is the laconic reply, and you know he means it.” — Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

One of the most enigmatic and iconic character actors in the entire film medium. The possessor of an incredibly delicate, melancholy singing voice — one that will break your heart. An intensely cagey, vulnerable man who’s lived enough crazy stories for a platoon of lifetimes. With exquisite B&W photography, filmmaker Sophie Huber’s Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction blessedly doesn’t attempt to tell a linear version of Harry Dean’s career, but rather glides from moment to flickering, smoldering moment — aided by interviews with close friends David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Sam Shepard, Debbie Harry and Kris Kristofferson. In the gentle careening, Harry Dean’s music emerges as a focal point of his life and ethos; in expressing himself through song, Harry Dean paints a lugubrious, ethereal version of his life that mere words could never express. Schedule permitting, filmmaker Sophie Huber will join us for a Q&A after the film!
Dir. Sophie Huber, 2012, digital presentation, 77 min.

Watch the trailer for “Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction”!
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