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PAAFF Film Club – Boy

July 17, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

PAAFF July 2021 Film Club Graphic - Reads "Come discuss Boy - July 17 | 3–4:30 PM EST. Join our Film Club Mailing List at" Photo on right shows a young boy with tattoos and an older man behind him on the right wearing a military helmet and sunglasses. talking to him

Before Jo Jo Rabbit and the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, Taika Waititi wrote and directed Boy, the focus of our July PAAFF Film Club meeting. Part The 400 Blows, part Slumdog Millionaire, a pinch of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” and all New Zealand, Boy offers a nostalgic coming-of-age narrative that seems made for summer viewing.

During summer break in 1984, eleven-year-old Michael Jackson fanatic “Boy” has the adventure of his life. With his mother dead and father AWoL, Boy becomes the head of a household full of kids when his Nana leaves town for a funeral. It starts as just another few weeks of fruitless pining for classmate beauty Chardonnay, but then his Dad rolls up in a vintage car with his Crazy Horses gang, and Boy’s life turns upside down.

You can access Boy on Hulu, Vudu (free with account), and Amazon Prime Video ($3.99). Our next meeting is scheduled for July 17 at 3PM ET/12PM PT.

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July 17, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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