BOY is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. He lives with his brother ROCKY, a tribe of deserted cousins and his Nan. Boy’s other hero, his father, ALAMEIN, 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.
For this screening we are highlighting the talents of Native Writer/Director Taika Waititi who hails from the Raukokore area of the East Coast region of New Zealand. His father is a Maori of Te WhÄnau-Ä-Apanui and his mother is Jewish. Taika also takes on the role of the Alamein, Boy’s father. This film addresses some social issues that may not be suitable for young children. However, we hope that you join us for this very powerful, relatable, and entertaining story.