HONEY BOY, written by and starring Shia LaBeouf (playing his own abusive father), is possibly the most expensive therapy session ever and it speaks to anyone who has lived with alcohol or drug abuse in their family or anyone who just loves a gripping, well-acted tale.
Upstate Films’ Current Members, See HONEY BOY at a Members Matinee Show on Sunday, Nov. 24th at 1pm in Rhinebeck. Bring a guest at member price.
Shia LaBeouf goes in search of himself and takes on the daring and therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father as he struggles to deal with his own frayed mental health. Filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life the actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as the traumatized actor struggles to make peace with his ascent to stardom, and his subsequent adult crash-landings into rehabs and recovery. Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges are brilliant playing the star at different stages in his frenetic career. Artist and musician FKA twigs makes her feature acting debut, playing a kindred spirit to the young boy who also lives in the garden-court motel. A one-of-a-kind collaboration between filmmaker and subject, exploring art as medicine and imagination.
|Sun., Nov 24||1pm|
(US/ 2019 / Directed by Alma Har’el)
R / 1 hr 33 mins.