Saturday 23rd November 2013 from 8pm at The Hutt Hostel
As a part of our Nomad season, we are decamping down the road to host a very special one off screening with our friends at The Hutt hostel in the centre of town, of one of the biggest films from the Southern Hemisphere, 2010's charming, funny, 2010 coming-of-age comedy drama "Boy" (15).
It is 1984, and on the rural East Coast of New Zealand, Thriller is changing kids' lives. Inspired by the Oscar nominated "Two Cars, One Night", "Boy" is a hilarious, heartfelt tale of heroes, magic and the power of Michael Jackson. In Waihau Bay, we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky. Shortly after Gran leaves for a week, Boy's father, Alamein, appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version -an incompetent hoodlum, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years before. So begins this brilliant cockle-warmer, rich in character, fun and soul, which succeeds righteously in nailing the faint tackiness of how the 80's really were in NZ, set against the beautiful landscapes and backgrounds that only this amazing country can offer.
On release in New Zealand the film topped the box office receipts for the week, earning more on its opening day than any previous New Zealand film, before going on to become the highest grossing New Zealand film of all time. It'll leave you with a smile on your face and a warm fuzzy feeling all over, so no more excuses - get those tickets booked now. This will be a one-off screening, so there will be extremely limited availability of tickets for this show!
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Director: Taika Waititi
Cast: James Rolleston, Taika Waititi, Moerangi Tihore
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Run Time: 87 minutes