Director: Joel Edgerton
Section: World Cinema
Country: USA | Year: 2018
Language(s): English | Time: 115 mins
BOY ERASED tells the story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and 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.
Joel Edgerton was born in Blacktown, Australia. He attended the Nepean Drama School at the University of Western Sydney. His acting credits include Black Mass (2015) and Loving (2016). His feature films as writer-director are The Gift (2015) and Boy Erased (2018).