I was provided with tickets to attend the screening.
As a parent of a tween, identity and sexuality are issues that are beginning to immerge. What drew me to wanting to attend this showing of Boy Erased was that I am a firm believer in that love is love and LGBTQ isn’t a choice but how people are born. As a parent I understand how heartbreaking it can be when your children’s life choices don’t align with the plan that you had hoped for them. I have five packs of two tickets to giveaway for the advanced screening taking place November 1st at 7:30pm at the Cineplex International Village in Vancouver.
Boy Erased tells the courageous story of Jared Eamons (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe). His parents struggle with reconciling their
love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends, and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader (Joel Edgerton) and begins his journey to finding
his own voice and accepting his true self.
The Boy Erased screenplay was penned by Joel Edgerton and inspired by Garrard Conley’s true-life coming of age and coming out memoir titled Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family. Conley’s memoir was first published in 2016 by Penguin Random House.