When Harry Dean Stanton died on Sept. 15, the response was shock. Perhaps that’s surprising — the “Paris, Texas” and “Repo Man” star was, after all, 91 years old. However, Stanton seemed like an actor who would never disappear from our screens.
What will linger, of course, are the movies. One of Stanton’s final films, “Lucky,” screens at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sept. 24 at the North Park Theatre (1428 Hertel Ave.). Tickets are available for $10.50 ($7.50 for seniors) at northparktheatre.org or at the door.
In “Lucky,” Stanton plays a 90-year-old atheist on a journey of self-exploration. Directed by the actor John Carroll Lynch, the film co-stars Stanton’s friend and collaborator David Lynch (“Wild at Heart, “The Straight Story”), his “Alien” co-star Tom Skerritt, Ron Livingston, and Ed Begley, Jr.
Stanton was one of filmdom’s most iconic character actors, appearing frequently on TV (most notably, HBO’s “Big Love” and Showtime’s just-concluded “Twin Peaks: The Return”) and more than 200 films (everything from “Cool Hand Luke” to “Pretty in Pink”). His presence was always memorable. “Lucky” is a rare starring role for Stanton, and seeing it at the North Park is a fitting tribute.