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

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing edgy, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a national following.

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John Callahan has a lust for life, a knack for off-colour jokes, and a drinking problem. When an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic car accident, John wakes up to the reality of being confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. In his journey back from rock bottom, his honesty and wicked sense of humour turn out to be his saving grace, as he makes friends with an oddball AA group, finds that love is not beyond his reach, and develops a talent for drawing irreverent and sometimes shocking cartoons.
Fellow Portlandian Gus Van Sant proves to be the perfect director to tell John’s story – with films like DRUGSTORE COWBOY and MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO, Van Sant has shown his skill in creating dynamic outsiders.

Gus van Sant, USA, 2018, 113 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black, Tony Greenhand.