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Sun, Feb 13, 2011
at 1:45 PM (B4)
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Thu, Feb 17, 2011
at 6:45 PM (B2)
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Fri, Feb 18, 2011
at 6 PM (B1)
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Sat, Feb 19, 2011
at 8:15 PM (B4)
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Sun, Feb 27, 2011
at 10:30 AM (WH)
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Lightly blending quirky comedy and gentle naturalism, Waititi’s heart-tugging story explores the elusive moment when a boy starts to make the choices that determine the man he will become. Inspired by Waititi’s Oscar-nominated short, Two Cars, One Night (PIFF 31), this coming-of-age tale is set in 1984. “Michael Jackson is king—even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers). Shortly after Gran leaves for a week, Boy’s father, Alamein (Waititi), appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face-to-face with the real version—an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years before. This is where the goat enters.”–Sundance Film Festival. (87 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Eagle vs. Shark (07).

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Interests: Narrative Feature, Global Classroom, Family Fare, Comedy.

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