November 16th, 7:30pm, doors at 7, KIAC Ballroom
Funny Boy, Canada, Drama, 1h52m
Directed by Deepa Mehta
|Canada’s nomination for Best International film at the 2021 OSCARs.|
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. 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 doesn’t embrace differences outside of societal norms. The film chronicles Arjie’s struggle to find balance and self-love despite the absence of empathy and understanding.
A World Premiere screening with screenings in Whitehorse, Hay River(NWT) and Yellowknife(NWT)
Tickets $10. Available online. Please buy in advance.
Please note our safe seating arrangement will be in pace. Masks will be required. There will be no concessions available but you may bring in your own non-alcoholic beverage. Please do not bring in food items.