Filmland continues this evening with 2018’s Boy Erased. Starring Oscar wines Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe and Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges, this is based on Arkansan Garrard Conley’s Boy Erased: A Memoir.
Boy Erased was written for the screen and directed by Joel Edgerton, who also produced with Kerry Kohansky Roberts and Steve Golin. Edgerton also appears in the movie.
The movie is the story of the son of a Baptist preacher who is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.
Director Joel Edgerton will participate in a Q&A with Arkansas Cinema Society founder Jeff Nichols after the screening. As an actor, he has appeared in Nichols’ Midnight Special and Loving.
Doors to the CALS Ron Robinson Theater open at 5:30pm with the screening starting at 6:00pm.