Queer Screen is thrilled to present a special preview screening of Boy Erased thanks to Universal Pictures.
Boy Erased tells the story of Jared (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Boy Erased is the true story of one young man's struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity.
Academy Award nominee Lucas Hedges (Manchester By the Sea) stars alongside Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies, The Hours) and Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind). Joel Edgerton (The Gift, Loving) directs, writes, produces and co-stars in the emotional coming-of-age and coming out drama about a young man's journey to self-acceptance.
Co-starring Australian pop sensation Troye Sivan, Xavier Dolan, Cherry Jones and Michael "Flea" Balzary.
Trigger Warning: This film deals extensively with the conversion therapy process and contains homophobic scenes, a sexual assault and suicide themes.