May 12, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Boy stars to tour Australia

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Writer/Director/Star of the film, Taika Waititi, and the wonderful Boy himself, James Rolleston, will be touring Australia mid-August in the lead up the Aussie release of the smash-hit New Zealand film, BOY.

You can catch Taika, James and this wonderful film – before it’s national release – at the following special Q&A sessions…

Tuesday 10 August, 7pm
Cinema Nova
make sure you get your tickets before they sell out!|11

Wednesday 11 August, 6.45pm
Event Cinemas George St
Grab your tickets quick sticks!

Thursday 12 August, 7pm
Palace Centro
Don’t be an egg, buy your tickets now!

The year is 1984, and on the rural East Coast of New Zealand “Thriller” is changing kids’ lives. Boy (James Rolleston) is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. He lives with his brother Rocky (Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu), a tribe of deserted cousins and his Nan (Mavis Paenga).

Boy’s other hero, his father, Alamein (Taika Waititi), 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 (he can even dance like him). In reality he’s “in the can for robbery”.

When Alamein returns home after 7 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.

BOY, in cinemas August 26

And remember whanau, the authentic DVD is NOT out, if you are watching one, it is pirated! Please tautoko this incredible movie by NOT watching illegal copies!!

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