Boy Erased

Showings

Sequoia 1 Sun, Oct 7 6:00 PM
SPOTLIGHT ON JOEL EDGERTON
Sequoia 2 Tue, Oct 9 3:00 PM
Film Info
Category:Queer-ish
Teens&20s
Spotlight
Special Event
Section:US Cinema
Country:US
Year:2018
Running Time:114 min.
Director:Joel Edgerton
Producer:Joel Edgerton
Steve Golin
Kerry Kohansky-Roberts
Screenwriter:Joel Edgerton
Cinematographer:Eduard Grau
Editor:Jay Rabinowitz
Cast:Lucas Hedges
Nicole Kidman
Joel Edgerton
Russell Crowe
Xavier Dolan
Print Source:Focus Features
Note Writer:Joe Bowman

Description

SPOTLIGHT: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, and Russell Crowe deliver astonishing performances as a devoted Baptist family whose lives are turned upside down after a malicious phone call outs their teenage son, prompting them to send him to a church-sponsored gay conversion camp. Seventeen-year-old Jared reluctantly agrees to his preacher father’s ultimatum: Fix your same-sex attraction or leave the family. Quickly, Jared realizes that the camp’s aggressive, manipulative methods are doing little to shift his own sexual proclivities or those of his peers (which include Canadian auteur Xavier Dolan and pop superstar Troye Sivan), bringing him to a crossroads that will forever alter his life. In his second directorial outing, actor Joel Edgerton (Loving, MVFF 2016) takes the role of the fiery camp leader. Edgerton’s adaptation of Garrard Conley’s harrowing memoir is a sensitive, elliptical coming-of-age tale that depicts a universal story of personal struggles that threaten to dissolve familial bonds.

Expected Guest: Director Joel Edgerton (Oct. 7)

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Additional Information



Joel Edgerton was born in Blacktown, New South Wales. He attended the Nepean Drama School in Western Sydney before transitioning into stage and screen roles. Edgerton launched his film career in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005). Recently, Edgerton started production on The King, directed by David Michôd, and co-written and starring Edgerton opposite Timothée Chalamet. In November 2018, Edgerton’s second directorial feature film, Boy Erased, will be released in theaters. Edgerton stars in the drama alongside Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Lucas Hedges.