Oh Boy! Put this in your diary.
Menzies fundraising film screening of kiwi hit Boy takes place at Darwin’s Deckchair Cinema on 5 July. Pull up a deckchair beneath the stars and bring along your friends and family to help Menzies raise funds for our research. We’re hosting a charity screening of the quirky, cute New Zealand comedy, Boy.
Directed by Academy Award nominee and Flight of the Concord’s writer and director Taika Waititi, this is a coming-of-age comedy set in the 1980s on the East Coast of New Zealand.
Boy (James Rolleston) is obsessed with Michael Jackson – in particular, his dance moves; and his little brother Rocky (Te Aho Eketone-Whitu) possibly possesses 'powers'.
In Boy's eyes, his dad is a hero: a deep-sea diver, war veteran, rugby captain and close relation of Michael Jackson. But in reality, larger-than-life father Alamein is doing seven years in jail and is a member of the three-man Crazy Horses gang. Now out of the can, Dad returns home and Boy is confronted with the man he thought he remembered.
Watch the trailer here.
Tickets available on the night - $15 adult/$11 concession/$9 Darwin Film Society members/$7 children/$30 families (2xadults and 2xchildren)