Posted in movies | music on February 22, 2012

BOY

The Year is 1984, and on the rural East Coast of New Zealand "Thriller" is changing kids' lives. Inspired by the Oscar nominated Two Cars, One Night, BOY is the hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age tale about heroes, magic, and Michael Jackson. 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.
BOY was written and directed by Oscar nominee Taika Waititi (Flight of the Conchords, Eagle vs Shark) who also stars in the film. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2010, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. It since has done really well in New Zealand, where it was released to much acclaim. It will get an American release on March 2, but you'll be able to see it a bit sooner than that.

BrooklynVegan is proud to present a free screening of BOY at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on Tuesday, February 28. The movie starts at 8 PM and will be followed by a Michael Jackson dance party in the front bar at 10 PM.

Like our 2010 screening of Exit Through the Gift Shop and our 2011 screening of Senna, Knitting Factory will be filled with chairs and the screening is first come, first served.

Taika Waititi is also funding the American release of the film on Kickstarter. As of this post, there's 8 days to go and the $90,000 is just under halfway met.

Watch the film trailer below...

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'BOY' Official Trailer

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Comments (27)

Forget popcorn... I'm bringing roasted chickpeas to this movie!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:17 PM

Man, the comments that are going to come from the subject of this "(about a boy who loves Michael Jackson)", wow....

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:20 PM

I'm making a documentary about my life as well:
It's called, "The Man Who Loves the Tan" An epic tale of the hummus underground"

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:22 PM

too soon?

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:28 PM

Linsanity > Michael Jackson

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:30 PM

I heartily approve of this movie !

Posted by Gerry Sandusky | February 22, 2012 2:31 PM

I want to see the movie "MICHAEL" (about Michael Jackson who loves a boy)

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:32 PM

What a coincidence! This boy loved Michael, Michael loved little boys.... It's a match made in heaven! Or, if you don't believe in afterlife, it's moot!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:39 PM

CAN'T WAIT TO TWEET ABOUT THIS #EPICTWEETZ

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:40 PM

Kinda off topic but the last time I saw Jeremy Lin, there was this amazingly annoying couple who were not only talking during the whole game but were talking about TMI LINfo. The guy kept asking her "Do you like my seven and a half LINches? Do you like my seven and a half LINches? Is it the biggest you've ever had?" Yeah bro you're cool

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 2:55 PM

I'm convinced that Linsanity dude and Spin_Doctors dude is the same person.

You ever wonder what happened to that annoying kid in the back of the class who constantly wheezed, smelled funny, and picked his nose all day? Well, looks like he got hisself a computer and found his way over to BV.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:06 PM

Decent resurrection of 7.5

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:11 PM

Linsanity dude is unaffiliated with any other past Brooklyn Vegan dudes.

Signed,

Linsanity Dude

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:30 PM

Also, I sat at the back of the class with my friends. Mainly so we could make fun of people, talk and have a much easier time cheating on tests?

What kind of dipshit dork sits anywhere but the back of the class?

-Linsanity Dude

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:32 PM

come see my new band Linsanity and bring the hummus

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 3:45 PM

Give it a rest, Linsanity dude! Just because you wasted your whole workday trying to get Kraftwerk tickets doesn't mean you have to drag the rest of us down with you

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 4:00 PM

I did not attempt to get Kraftwerk tickets. Completely forgot about it. Had I remembered, I'm sure I would have wasted my afternoon but I would have most definitely been successful. In fact, I'm pretty sure I'll get tickets today.

-Linsanity Dude.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 4:05 PM

LinsaninDoctorsHummusSausageDouchenozzleTwatbreathCrazyEyesFatFuck

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 4:18 PM

Linsanity Dude: you do realize that a sports-related meme has a 0% chance of ever taking off on BV, right? The only possible way that could happen is if James Murphy invents a new sport that involves dipping things in hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 4:31 PM

If James Murphy invents a hummus dipping sport, I would make an excellent Center.

Sincerely,
The Hummus Guy

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 4:38 PM

Linsanity dude does not do Linsanity in the hopes of it "taking off." Linsanity dude does it purely for Linsanity dude's own personal amusement.

-Linsanity dude.

Btw, Linsanity dude hates the word "dude" and hasn't used it ever, prior to today.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 5:21 PM

Linsanity dude is amused by the asinine awkward use of a word "linsanity" over and over and over ad absurdium?

Linsanity dude is kind of a retard! Sorta Tourretic, like that dude in Motherless Brooklyn only without the comedy and empathy.

Fuck Me Bailey! Zendo!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 9:23 PM

Linsanity dude, I admire your work.

-Sausage dude.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 9:49 PM

Linsanity dude is a pussy

- Tom from Brooklyn Bowl

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2012 6:14 AM

I did not try to get Kraftwerk tickets. Completely forgot roughly it. Had I remembered, I'm sure I would have wasted my afternoon but I would have bulk definitely been successful. In fact, I'm pretty sure I'll get tickets today.

Posted by Fast Printing | February 27, 2012 7:52 AM

-Sausage dude.

Posted by Souq | February 29, 2012 9:31 AM

I enjoy Linsanity's work. If I didn't have a life I'd probably invest time into annoying the fuck out of people around here too. A gaggle of faggots, you are.

Posted by Anonymous | February 29, 2012 10:06 AM

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