Special Showing of LUCKEY: a documentary

[ 1 ] September 27, 2010 |

Due to illness, Tom Luckey will not be at the film with his son, Spencer Luckey for Q & A.

Providence Children’s Museum presents two screenings of the provocative documentary film “LUCKEY” followed by Q & A at Cable Car Cinema on Wednesday, October 6th. Meet the Filmmaker and Acclaimed Artists Tom and Spencer Luckey, creators of The Climber at Providence Children’s Museum.

LUCKEY-Tom and SculptureThe film shares the story of Tom and Spencer Luckey, the father/son team of nationally acclaimed artists and architects from New Haven, CT who designed the vibrant new outdoor climbing sculpture that opened at Providence Children’s Museum this summer.

Enabling sculptor Tom Luckey’s artistic vision after his devastating fall through a window at age 65 is a difficult proposition for his divided family. The Luckeys must cross delicate lines drawn long ago by divorce and remarriage while supporting Tom, fully paralyzed but with wacky personality intact, as he pursues building his biggest, most complicated sculpture yet at Boston Children’s Museum.

Tom enlists the help of his son Spencer to build the sculpture and, as they try to forge a working relationship from a complex father-son relationship, both push for their own vision. Their rivalry is creative — they argue over art, design, and execution — but they are also reeling emotionally because of Tom’s accident. Meanwhile, Tom also struggles to re-spark his romantic life with his wife Ettie as she and Spencer share the role of primary caretakers.

“LUCKEY” is an honest, transparent look at the dynamics of a family in crisis and a powerful portrait of an eccentric artist trying to create a new life in the wake of a devastating accident. To learn about the award-winning documentary and see a trailer, visit www.luckeythefilm.com.


Cable Car Cinema – 204 South Main Street in Providence
Wednesday, October 6th
Two Screenings: 6:30 and 8:45 PM. Following both showings, audiences will meet the Luckeys and filmmaker Laura Longsworth during a Q&A.
Tickets are $7.50; adult audience.
Presented by Providence Children’s Museum, with promotional support from Kidoinfo.com.
For more information about the screenings, contact Megan Fischer at fischer@childrenmuseum.org or (401) 273-5437 ext. 126.

Photos: Images from the film LUCKEY by Laura Longsworth

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  1. In response to a question about whether to bring kids to see this: Due to some adult language and heavy content about Tom Luckey’s accident and recovery, we’re recommending “adult audience” for this film. Children are allowed but the documentary content or format (a lot of talking) probably won’t hold most kids’ interest.

    Please let me know if you have further questions: fischer@childrenmuseum.org

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