in about 100 words or less
UK/US 86m, Colour
Director: Nick Love; Cast: Stephen Dorff, Eddie Griffin, Luis Da Silva, Christopher Berry, Yohance Myles, Andrea Cohen, Raeden Greer, King Corba, Countrified Wedman
An unexpectedly quirky and dark comedy, American Hero is about an out of work alcoholic who uses his telekinetic powers to steal drugs from criminals, to attract women, and to earn a few dollars on the street corner by levitating his wheelchair-bound buddy Lucille. Employing an almost documentary style with handheld cameras, American Hero has an authenticity that is derived from its genuine locations and true-to-life characters (Klaus Ming August 2016).