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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot

  • The Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center 20 Terry Street Patchogue, NY, 11772 United States (map)



Thurs, Sep 20 - 7:30 P*
Thurs, Oct 11 - 7:30 P**

*Post-screening film discussion with Jennifer Gagliardi
**Post-screening film discussion with Prof. Peter Mascuch

Gus Van Sant’s newest film is based on the memoir of graphic artist John Callahan (Played by Joaquin Phoenix), who became a quadriplegic at age 21 after a car accident. The movie explores his adjustment to this new body, as well as his recovery from alcoholism which spurs a newfound interest in drawing. Callahan became a cartoonist by holding a pen between both of his hands after regaining some use of his upper body, and the film focuses on on the dark and often provocative drawings that he became known for. There is also an exploration of the relationships he keeps with the people around him, played by an all-star cast including Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black. The film offers a true story about redemption, forgiveness, and the healing power of art. DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

"Gus Van Sant's biopic about a self-made artist brims with hard-won wisdom and terrific performances from unlikely actors." — Rafer Guzman, Newsday

Directed by Gus Van Sant
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara
Running Time 1 hr 53 mins
Rating R

General Admission: $9 * Students: $7 * Members: $6 * Children (12 & Under): $5

Earlier Event: October 4
Manhattan Shorts