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

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Directed by Gus Van Sant
2017
USA
113 minutes
18+
Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara and Jack Black star in Gus Van Sant’s inspirational, funny film on the life of cult cartoonist John Callahan.

After Portland slacker John Callahan (Phoenix) nearly loses his life in a car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. Eventually, he reluctantly enters treatment, with encouragement from his girlfriend (Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Hill). It’s there that Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, politically incorrect newspaper cartoons that develop an international following, and grant him a new lease on life. Though controversial, and a magnet for complaints from angry readers, wheelchair user Callahan uncompromisingly explored taboo subjects in his work. Phoenix and the talented ensemble cast are superb, and Van Sant creates a compelling portrait of man who found the will to live through his art.

One of [Van Sant’s] best, a life-affirming sweet-and-sour concoction that recalls such crowd-pleasers as Good Will Hunting and Finding Forrester. – Peter Debruge, Variety

In a terrific performance that encompasses countless attitudinal, emotional and physical shifts, Joaquin Phoenix eases into the lead role with equal parts raw pain, ironic humor and eventual mellow acceptance. – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

Travelling Film Festival Newcastle, June 22 - 24: Tickets also available for Don't Worry He Won't Get Far on Foot at TFF Newcastle.

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

State Theatre
Fri 8 June
8:35pm—10:28pm
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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

Event Cinemas George St 4
Mon 11 June
6pm—7:53pm
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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
Sat 16 June
6:25pm—8:18pm
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Year
2017
Classification
18+
Country
USA
Language
In English
Director
Gus Van Sant
Producer
Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar, Steve Golin, Nicolas Lhermitte
Cast
Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Jonah Hill
Screenwriter
John Callahan, Gus Van Sant, Jack Gibson, William Andrew Eatman
Cinematographer
Christopher Blauvelt
Company Credits
Distributor: Transmission Films
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