Mr. Crab at the Shadow Box

Mr. Crab ( will be shown as a the short film before “Boy” at the Shadow Box cinema in London November 27th, 2012. Tickets are sold out apparently, probably because a glass of wine and popcorn comes included – or perhaps because of the quality of the movies being presented. We’ll believe the latter. Haven’t seen “Boy” yet, but it’s from director Taika Waititi, who did “Eagle vs. Shark”, and some episodes of “Flight of the Concords” which are both hilarious.

Here’s the info on BOY:

The year is 1984, and on the rural East Coast of New Zealand “Thriller” is changing kids’ lives. Inspired by the Oscar nominated Two Cars, One Night, BOY is the hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age tale about heroes, magic and Michael Jackson.

BOY is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson.  He lives with his brother ROCKY, a tribe of deserted cousins and his Nan.

Boy’s other hero, his father, ALAMEIN, is the subject of Boy’s fantasies, and he imagines him as a deep sea diver, war hero and a close relation of Michael Jackson (he can even dance like him). In reality he’s “in the can for robbery”.

When Alamein returns home after 7 years away, Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered, find his own potential and learn to get along without the hero he had been hoping for.


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