General · 21st March 2013
On Friday, March 22 at 7:45, Friday Flicks presents the last in it's Spring Series of films at the Quadra Community Centre.
Told from the first-person perspective of the title character, BOY is the story of what happens when Granny is called away to a funeral, leaving a half-dozen kids to fend for themselves under the watchful eye of Boy.
The band of illustrious cousins is soon invaded by Alamein, Boy’s long-absent father. Alamein has been missing in action a.k.a. serving time. He takes control, but his braggadocio doesn’t wash; even worshipful Boy sees through him.
Life is simple in this tiny town on New Zealand’s east coast. The residents – maori, white, mixed – live off the land and don’t seem to see beyond their world, except when icons of popular culture migrate to their shores. BOY is set in 1984 and drenched with echoes of the period: E.T., Shogun and Michael Jackson's Thriller.
Emotions are complex in this sweet and smart coming-of-age story. Performances are delightfully natural; and comic timing, unpredictably sharp.