BOY ERASED
Narrative Feature | 114 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2018
on 10/8/2018
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Directed By
Joel Edgerton

Produced By
Kerry Kohansky-Roberts
Steve Golin
Joel Edgerton

Written By
Joel Edgerton

Featuring
Lucas Hedges
Nicole Kidman
Joel Edgerton
Russell Crowe
Troye Sivan


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East Coast Premiere

2018 | English | USA

As the son of a Baptist pastor growing up middle-class in the Arkansas suburbs, Jared (Academy Award® nominee Lucas Hedges) seems to be the model son of a loving family. Excelling in school and in a committed relationship, Jared’s heavily conditioned image is shattered when a friend outs him to his community, leading his parents (Academy Award® winners Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe) to send him to Refuge, a church program that aims to reinforce gender roles and heal those with the “disease” of homosexuality. Based on Garrard Conley’s memoir of the same name, director and co-star Joel Edgerton delivers a refreshingly empathetic take on the difficulty of retaining a sense of one’s self in a circumstance that aims to erase it.