There’s a kind of convergence going on in the film “Manglehorn.” Director David Gordon Green is never afraid to fail in pursuit of new things, and the film’s star Al Pacino has seemingly realized he’s earned the right to take on whatever role feels interesting —the two have ostensibly met at the right moment.
In Green’s indulgently funny and weird “Manglehorn” (read our review), Pacino plays an aging locksmith haunted by the one who got away and his dark past. The movie also co-stars director Harmony Korine, Chris Messina and Holly Hunter as the object of Pacino’s affection. Here’s the official synopsis:
Reclusive small town locksmith Angelo Manglehorn has never quite recovered from losing the love of his life, Clara. Fixated on her memory, he feels closer to his beloved cat than the people around him and prefers to find comfort in his work and daily routine. Still, he forges on with his tenuous human connections, maintaining intermittent contact with his son, taking misplaced pride in a former protégé gone astray, and establishing a cautious friendship with a kindhearted woman from the local bank. As this solitary man approaches the possibility of new love, he finds himself at a crossroads between remaining consumed by the past and embracing the present. Manglehorn is a movingly humanistic portrait of a man rendered with unsentimental simplicity and idiosyncratic humor.
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We’ve seen one international trailer so far, and IFC Films has finally released the first official domestic trailer for the film, which is due in theaters on June 19th. There’s also a bees nest full of new photos (that’s a “Manglehorn” reference if you’re keeping score). Check them out, watch the new trailer and let us know what you think.