Trine’s Overlooked Film Festival concludes with ‘Lean on Pete’

Trine University’s Overlooked Film Festival will conclude this Thursday, Nov. 15, with “Lean on Pete.”

The Overlooked Film Festival gives members of Trine’s local community the opportunity to watch free films that were not released locally or that were generally “overlooked” at the time of their release. All films will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Fabiani Theater in the Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center.

The film festival is one of Trine’s major community outreaches, bringing everyone together once a week to enjoy a film. The event’s audience is a mix of students, community members, and Trine faculty and staff.

Concessions will be sold outside the theater by sisters of Phi Sigma sorority prior to the showing. Fabiani has a maximum capacity of 320 guests, so it’s recommended that attendees with specific seating preferences arrive early.

“Lean on Pete,” rated R, features young actor Charlie Plummer (“Charley”) as he makes his debut in this touching, mesmerizing coming-of-age story of a boy and the aging horse he seeks to save. Charley and Pete embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier pursuing their dream of a place they can call home, experiencing adventure and heartbreak in equal measure.