Hull Independent Cinema: HONEY BOY
February 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:20 pm£5 – £7
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Alma Har’el | 2019 | USA | Cert 15 | 94 min | English language
Based on his own experiences, Shia LaBeouf’s script tells of a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams, fictionalising his childhood ascent to stardom, and crash-landing into rehab. LaBeouf takes on the daring and therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father.
From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams. Fictionalising LaBeouf’s childhood ascent to stardom, and subsequent adult crash-landing into rehab and recovery, Har’el casts Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges as Otis Lort, navigating different stages in a frenetic career. LaBeouf takes on the daring and therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon. Artist and musician FKA twigs makes her feature acting debut, playing neighbour and kindred spirit to the younger Otis in their garden-court motel home.
Har’el’s feature narrative debut is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between filmmaker and subject, exploring art as therapy and imagination as hope.
Starring Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe.
Awards and Reviews
Winner, Special Jury Prize – Sundance; Winner, Screenwriter of the Year – Hollywood Film Awards; Honourable Mention, Best Film – London Film Festival
“In a dazzling high-wire act as actor and screenwriter, LaBeouf lets loose on his own life as a child star and his relationship with his loose-cannon dad, a role he plays himself in a livewire performance that jumps off the screen.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“LaBeouf’s script crackles with penetrating dialogue. His acting … might be the finest of his career.” Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail
HONEY BOY is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
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