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14A, language, mature content.
Dir: Paul Middleditch, Hamish Bennett.
New Zealand, 2023, 110 min.
Minnie Driver, Rhys Darby, Julian Dennison.

“Star Julian Dennison, who charmed audiences with his witty comic timing and rich emotionality in Hunt for the Wilderpeople, once again brings his signature warmth, humor, and pathos for a singular and deeply affecting performance.  Set during a turbulent time in New Zealand history when the Apartheid-era South African Rugby team’s 1981 nationwide tour sparked protests, the film brings a decidedly political twist to the coming-of-age genre… The film has such a big heart it’s hard to resist its crowd-pleasing charms. Dennison plays Josh, a jovial 17-year-old who lives with his English mum and his brother Jamie. His only goal is to get through school in one piece, often hiding from his racist classmates in the library. When one of his teachers (Rhys Darby, funny as ever) suggests Josh join the drama club and his best friend Grace gets involved in the protest, Josh finds himself with a new calling and a deeper connection to his culture. With his signature charm and wit, Josh’s journey allows Dennison to tap into a deeper well of complex dramatic emotions.” —Marya E. Gates, RogerEbert.com




April 15
7:00 pm
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City Cinema
64 King St
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1B3 Canada
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