Originally struck off the New Zealand cinema release schedule, gay conversion therapy drama Boy Erased found an independent distributor that hosted one-off screenings presented by Spark and NZME in support of OUTline, RainbowYOUTH and Diverse Church. Funds raised will go to these three organisations who continuously work to support the LGBT+ community.
Following up sold-out screenings in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, the film makes its way to Queenstown (Reading Cinemas) on Wednesday 27 March and Dunedin (Rialto Cinemas) on Tuesday 9 April.
The true story drama star Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea, Lady Bird) as a 19-year-old who comes out to his parents (Nicole Kidman & Russell Crowe). He is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program–or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Written and directed by actor Joel Edgerton (The Gift), co-starring actor and filmmaker Xavier Dolan (Mommy).