Boy – smARTfilms: Indigenous Filmmakers/Indigenous Lives
Past Event

Join us for five weeks of films featuring works by Indigenous storytellers from around the world. This series presents ways of being that navigate tradition, modernity, myth, cold reality, humor, and persistence in a world still reckoning with its colonial hangover.

FEATURED FILM – BOY (New Zealand)

2010 | 1h27m | NR

Writer/Director: Taika Waititi
Producer: Ainsley Gardiner, Cliff Curtis, Emanuel Michael
Cast: James Rolleston, Te Aho Eketone-Whitu, Taika Waititi, Craig Hall, Maakariini Butler, Cohen Holloway

Boy is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. He lives with his brother Rocky, a tribe of deserted cousins, and his Nan. Boy’s other hero, his father Alamein, is the subject of Boy’s fantasies, and he imagines him as a deep sea diver, war hero and a close relation of Michael Jackson. In reality Alamein is an inept, wannabe gangster who has been in jail for robbery. When Alamein returns home after seven years away, Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered, find his own potential and learn to get along without the hero he had been hoping for.

SHOWINGS

smARTfilm series offers two film showings each day!

Matinee: 2pm
Evening: 7pm

TICKETS

Series Passes – $40 Member | $48 Non-Member
See all five films for the price of four!
Series pass holders are entitled to attend one showing per film (five total showings per series pass). Series pass holders can use their pass at their choice of either the matinee or evening showing for each film. Simply show up at your desired showing and we’ll check you off our list!

Individual Tickets – $10 Member | $12 Non-Member

HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY

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