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Movie: Boy

Boy (James Rolleston) is an 11-year old growing up on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984 who loves Michael Jackson, helps take care of his large family, has a crush on Chardonnay (RickyLee Waipuka-Russell), hangs out with his friends, and fantasizes about when his Alamein, his father (Taika Waititi) will get home from prison. Alamein looms large in Boy’s imagination as a heroic figure, and his surprise return forces Boy to square his imaginings with a less-appetizing reality.
posted by Going To Maine on Feb 16, 2017 - 3 comments

Movie: Once Were Warriors

A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 16, 2016 - 13 comments

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