I’m excited to sponsor Boy Erased at this year’s St. Louis Film Festival!
Tickets available for purchase now.
Jared (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay-conversion-therapy program or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Based on Garrard Conley’s memoir, “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. Directed by actor Joel Edgerton (who previously helmed “The Gift”), the film co-stars a pair of Oscar® winners in Kidman and Crowe, and features Hedges, an Academy Award® nominee for “Manchester by the Sea,” a sits anguished lead. IndieWire calls the film “a powerfully conflicted portrait of the relationship between love and hate, a story in which all but the ugliest bigotries can be traced back to a misguided sense of protection…. ‘Boy Erased” regards everyone with such raw empathy that even its most difficult moments are fraught with the possibility of forgiveness.”