Awards

FUNNY BOY

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Location:
Link will be sent to registered guests via email

Date & Time:
Thursday, February 11th, 2021
Virtual Screening goes live at 4:00 PM PT/7:00 PM ET

Description:

Shot on location and set in Sri Lanka in the 1970s and 80s, FUNNY BOY explores the awakening of sexual identity by a young boy named Arjie set against the backdrop of the civil war. As political tensions escalate to a boiling point between the minority Tamils and the majority Sinhalese, the boy comes of age in a society and family that refuses to embrace differences outside of societal norms. The film mirrors the oppression of the Tamil people with the marginalization Arjie suffers because of who he is and who he loves. FUNNY BOY chronicles a country torn apart by fear and abuse of power, while Arjie’s struggles to find balance and self-love despite the absence of empathy and understanding.

Registered guests will receive a link to the film via email to watch within 24 hours of the virtual event. Please watch the film prior to showtime.

The Virtual Screening will start with the trailer followed by Q&A with Director Deepa Mehta

Following moderated Q&A, we will open it up to audience questions submitted in live chat.