6:30pm - Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020
From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, 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's 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. Artist and musician FKA Twigs makes her feature-film debut, playing neighbor and kindred spirit to the younger Otis in their garden-court motel home. Har'el's feature narrative debut is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between filmmaker and subject, exploring art as medicine and imagination as hope. With Laura San Giacomo, Natasha Lyonne, Byron Bowers, Maika Monroe.
"Somewhere between a primal scream, a self-acceptance and even a forgiveness of sorts, this is an utterly unique bit of autobiography. Brave, bold, and a little batshit." (Empire Magazine)
"In this intense, unsettling, modestly triumphant portrait of the artist as a young man, LaBeouf shows us not only how he grew up, but what it cost him along the way." (Washington Post)
"'Honey Boy' serves as an act of cinematic therapy for its screenwriter and subject -- one whose unique perspective should strike a chord in audiences from all backgrounds." (Rotten Tomatoes)
Tuesday, February 4 Encore Screening!
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Advance tickets $13 | $13 at the door
*Minors welcome in the balcony. Must be 19+ for main floor seating and bar service.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
HONEY BOY (Alma Har'El, 2019 / 94 mins / 14A) The story of a child star attempting to mend his relationship with his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father over the course of a decade. Loosely based on Shia LaBeouf’s life.
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