Beautiful Boy

A man comforts a teenage boy on a bench

Still from Beautiful Boy, Felix van Groeningen, 2019

At 18, Nicolas Sheff was a good student, editor of his high school newspaper, an actor in the school play and a member of the water polo team. A voracious reader and a talented artist, Nic was set to enter college in the fall. He had started experimenting with drugs when he was 12, but in his late teens he tried meth for the first time and, as he writes, “the world went from black and white to Technicolor.”

Based on two memoirs, one from acclaimed journalist David Sheff and one from his son, Nic Sheff, and starring Academy Award nominees Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell, Beautiful Boy is a deeply moving portrait of a family’s unwavering love and commitment to each other in the face of their son’s addiction and his attempts at recovery.

**Both screenings of Beautiful Boy on Thursday 28 February will be open captioned for accessibility.**

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