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- Alma Har'el
- United States
- Special Presentation, Women in Cinema
From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, 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. Fictionalizing his 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. 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.
“A stunning career-defining performance from Shia LaBeouf, Honey Boy is a difficult watch but a transformative film.”
–Hey U Guys
Women in Cinema Program Sponsor
Dr. Jennifer S. Kim
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
-   93 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States