HONEY BOY (2019)
Time & Location
About The Event
Berlin Film Society presents
an exclusive preview screening of
HONEY BOY (2019) dir. by Alma Har'el
4th of March, 7.30pm @ Babylon
In partnership with Free The Work and Lief
Berlin Film Society is excited to present the German preview of HONEY BOY (2019), on the big screen for one night only!
HONEY BOY is director Alma Har'el's narrative feature debut which won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance this year.
ABOUT THE FILM
While in rehab, actor Shia LaBeouf started writing a screenplay based on his stormy and traumatic experiences as a child actor living with his alcoholic father. After sending the notes to his longtime friend Alma Har'el, the script was then turned into a semi-autobiographical film, starring the young and talented Noah Jupe and featuring Lucas Hedges and FKA Twigs, while LaBeouf took the therapeutic role of playing his own father.
The result is an honest, captivating story that portrays a young, troubled artist in the making.
“Somewhere between a primal scream, a self-acceptance and even a forgiveness of sorts, this is an utterly unique bit of autobiography. Brave, bold, and a little batshit.” –Empire
“A cinematic act of courage…riveting drama, always existing as a personal, meta piece for a man openly and artistically dealing with his past while also being a study of child stardom, addiction, and abuse.” –RogerEbert.com
ABOUT ALMA HAR'EL
Alma Har'el is a music video and film director, best known for her award-winning films Bombay Beach, LoveTrue and Honey Boy, the latter of which is her debut scripted feature that premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, receiving standing ovations and the 'Special Jury Award for Vision & Craft'.
Her documentary ‘Bombay Beach’ took top prize at Tribeca Film Festival in 2011, was nominated for the Indie Spirit awards and has been taught in several universities, including Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab and NYU, as a genre redefining work. Her next feature documentary ‘LoveTrue’ premiered at Tribeca Film Festival to rapturous applause in April 2016, with Indiewire writing “LoveTrue confirms that Alma Har’el makes movies like nothing else out there.”
Har'el is one of the top commercial directors working today and the first woman ever to have been nominated for the prestigious DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in two categories: Best Commercial Director (P&G 2018) and First Time Feature Film (Honey Boy 2020), the latter she went on to win. In 2016, Har’el founded nonprofit initiative Free The Bid, now evolved to Free The Work, a pledge which asks agencies and brands to promise to include a woman director on every triple-bid commercial project.
Free the Work is a global talent discovery service for women and underrepresented creators and the people who hire them. Free the Work is a nonprofit founded by Alma Har’el, backed by founding partners Ford, Procter and Gamble, Facebook, AT&T, Verizon, and Amazon Studios.
Founded by Margo Mars in 2017, Lief is a female-led creative content studio, promoting & celebrating inclusivity, creating new culture-defining work with exceptional uniquely diverse filmmakers. Talent includes Alma Har’el, Eva Michon, Adi Halfin, Elisha Smith-Leverock, Carolina Markowicz, Lily Baldwin, Danny Sangra, Leonora Lonsdale, Lotje Sodderland and Natasha Khan (aka Bat for Lashes).