Boy Erased

Schedule

Sunday, Nov. 4 at 8:00pm
Tivoli Theatre

Jared (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay-conversion-therapy program or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Based on Garrard Conley’s memoir, “Boy Erased” is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity. Directed by actor Joel Edgerton (who previously helmed “The Gift”), the film co-stars a pair of Oscar® winners in Kidman and Crowe, and features Hedges, an Academy Award® nominee for “Manchester by the Sea,” as its anguished lead. IndieWire calls the film “a powerfully conflicted portrait of the relationship between love and hate, a story in which all but the ugliest bigotries can be traced back to a misguided sense of protection…. ‘Boy Erased' regards everyone with such raw empathy that even its most difficult moments are fraught with the possibility of forgiveness.”

2018
114 min.
English

Directed by

Joel Edgerton

Country

U.S.

Film Category

QFest LGBTQ Spotlight Studio Spotlight

Subject

Family Issues LGBTQ Religion/Faith

Genre

Biopic Drama

Sponsored by

Ted Wight, Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty