Media Screening Sat 8 Feb at 10.45am for an 11.00am start at Luna Leederville.
In the narrative feature directional debut from Alma Har'el (Bombay Beach, LoveTruth) and from a screenplay penned by Shia LaBeouf comes Honey Boy, a film based on the actor's real-life experiences growing up in an industry that's apt to chew you up and spit you back out.
Otis is a fictionalised version of LaBeouf himself, a young actor growing up with a turbulent family life, making his way through mental health struggles and a subsequent landing into rehab. Noah Jupe (Wonder, A Quiet Place) plays young Otis, with Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased, Ben is Back) taking over in his adult years, and FKA Twigs also starring - and LaBeouf takes on a gruelling job as he plays his own father. He manages to tackle directing, starring and writing a story that isn't just his own, rather one that takes in the nature of art as therapy in an industry often free from the constraints of care.
By far, this is one of the year’s best films.
'LeBeouf is brilliant...It's superb in every respect.' - Wall Street Journal
Independent Spirit Award Nominations: Best Director, Alma Har’el; Best Supporting Male, Shia LaBeouf; Best Supporting Male, Noah Jupe.
Critics’ Choice Award Nominations: Best Young Actor/Actress, Noah Jupe
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