The Pa Boys

Himiona Grace/93 minutes/2014/New Zealand/Drama

SHOWTIMES:

FRI 02 DEC | 12.15 – 14.15 | EMPIRE XXI

Synopsis

Sebuah cerita tentang band reggae dalam perjalanannya. Danny tampaknya memiliki segalanya, padahal ia harus berjuang keras untuk tampak seperti itu. Tau mengetahui semua cerita tentang Danny, budaya, dan tempatnya, namun hal itu malah menjadi beban baginya. Ketika band mereka sedang menjalani tur, kekhawatiran pribadi mulai mengancam hubungan mereka dalam bermusik. Perjalanan tur itu membawa Danny dan Tau pada sejarah spiritual yang tak terihindarkan. Mereka harus berhadapan dengan peristiwa masa lalu yang belum terselesaikan, dan Danny-lah yang memegang kuncinya.

A story of a reggae band on a road trip. It appears that Danny has everything, while he has to struggle to feel like he really does. Tau knows his entire story, his culture, and his place, however it becomes a burden for him. When the band is on tour, their personal insecurities begin to threaten their musical connection. The tour brings Danny and Tau into a spiritual history that cannot be avoided. Unresolved events from their past must be confronted, and Danny holds the key.

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Director

Himiona Grace belajar tentang pembuatan film di Pacific Films, sebuah unit perfilman legendaris di Wellington. Mantan poutakawaenga (bahasa Māori: narahubung) di Arsip Film, Grace menggubah musik untuk berbagai film pendek dan program televisi. Dia adalah seorang fotografer kawakan yang memenangkan penghargaan untuk foto-fotonya. Pada tahun 2013, ia menulis dan menyutradarai film panjang pertamanya: The Pā Boys, yang mengikuti perjalanan sebuah trio reggae dari Wellington.

Himiona Grace learned about filmmaking at Wellington’s legendary Pacific Films. Former poutakawaenga (Māori: liaison officer) at the Film Archive, Grace composed music for many shorts and television programs. He is a longtime photographer who won awards for his still-photos. In 2013 he wrote and directed his first feature film: The Pā Boys, which follows a reggae trio from Wellington on a road trip north.