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Benny & Joon

Benny and Joon are a brother and sister who have shared a home since the death of their parents many years ago. Benny is the town mechanic and Joon, is a mentally unstable artist who spends her days tormenting her caretakers. When the last one up and quits, Benny has to take Joon to his weekly poker night. It is here that they inherit Sam, an unwanted houseguest of one of Benny’s poker pals. Sam, an eccentric street performer and film aficionado who models himself after Buster Keaton, becomes Joon’s caretaker. Sam opens a door to Joon’s world and shines a light in, and makes her smile. This sweet and genuine film shows how life can turn around when someone believes in you.
Jennifer (Staff) (Clemens Mill Library)