SCREENING OF BOY
Saturday, May 22
Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 W. San Francisco St.
By Intern Angelique Robinson
Have you heard about Boy yet? Word on the street is it rocks and now is your chance to see it for free! Lensic Performing Arts Center presents, in a one-time-only showing, the New Mexico premier of the playful 2010 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection Boy, written, directed, and starred-in by 35-year-old New Zealand native Taika Waititi. Intrigued? We are too.
Following the screening, viewers initially had the opportunity to participate in an intimate Q&A with the young director himself, but this active filmmaker had to cancel due to a current project he's involved with in New Orleans.
Packed with family dysfunction, Michael Jackson obsession, and boyhood-to-manhood self-discovery, Boy presents a pleasantly unique coming-of-age story. With 15 award wins in the past 7 years, Waititi is undoubtedly on our upcoming director star watch. And for a free showing, we're definitely there.