New This Week: Touch, a decades-spanning Icelandic romance rated 96% Fresh!

Thursday April 6 @ 6pm

Taika Waititi’s debut film from 2010! Part of the series BIPOC Movie Nights, organized in collaboration with students from Queen’s Film and Media.

It’s 1984, and 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, 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.

A simple story of coming of age and the bitter failings of hero worship that succeeds thanks to the impressive skills of its young star.

Linda Barnard (Toronto Star)

It’s a disarmingly lovely, big-hearted film, and hilarious in places.

Cath Clarke (Guardian)

“Boy” finds hope, and love, in the oddest corners.

Tom Long (Detroit News)
Runtime 88 minutes
Rated PG
Directed By Taika Waititi
Starring James Rolleston; Te Aho Eketone-Whitu;Taika Waititi
Language English
New Zealand


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