“Hesher” – May 15th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 15th at 4:50pm for Hesher at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Eric wearing a dark gray polo and blue jeans in the upstairs theatre lobby near the top of the escalators at 4:35p in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

Loud music. Pornography. Burning stuff to the ground. These are a few of Hesher’s favorite things. And they are what Hesher (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) brings into the lives of TJ (Devin Brochu) and his father Paul (Rainn Wilson) when he takes up residence in their garage uninvited. Grief-stricken by the loss of TJ’s mother in a car accident, Paul can’t muster the strength to evict the strange squatter, and soon the long-haired, tattooed Hesher becomes a fixture in the household. Like a force of nature, Hesher’s anarchy shakes the family out of their grief and helps them embrace life once more. Also starring Natalie Portman (Black Swan). Directed and co-written by Spencer Susser.

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