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    Review: Taika Waititi's 'Boy' A Whimsical & Unique Coming-Of-Age Tale From New Zealand

    Taika Waititi’s whimsical, sophomore effort “Boy” is a coming-of age tale that drops us into 1984, and follows the titular Boy (James Rolleston), named after his absentee father, Alamein (Waititi). He lives with his grandmother, younger brother Rocky (Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu)...

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    In His Own Words: Oscar Nominee Taika Waititi Shares a Scene from 'Boy,' New Zealand's Highest Grossing Movie

    Below Academy Award nominee Taika Waititi shares a scene from his follow-up to "Eagle vs Shark," "Boy." The New Zealand coming-of-age comedy opens theatrically in America this Friday, after becoming the highest-grossing New Zealand film of all time overseas. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance F...

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    Taika Waititi Talks About Making The Smash Hit New Zealand Film 'Boy' & His Plans To Reunite With Jemaine Clement

    After screening “Boy” for the first time in the United States since January 2010 at the Sundance Film Festival, writer-director-actor Taika Waititi had only one thing to say: “Thanks for watching this film in a space-age room.”

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    Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement Co-Writing A Comedy About World War II & A Vampire Movie

    Actor-writer-director-comedian Taika Waititi has been rising quickly in certain circles. He followed his critically-acclaimed directorial debut "Eagle Vs. Shark" with the coming-of-age dramedy "Boy," the highest grossing film in New Zealand history, slated to make it's stateside debut this March. Wi...

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    Paladin Nabs Kiwi Hit "Boy"

    New Zealand director Taika Waititi's "Boy" has been picked up for U.S. distribution by Paladin and Unison Films in association with Radius Films, Paladin president Mark Urman said Monday. The film, which screened at Sundance and Berlin, where it won the Grand Prix for Best Feature Film (Generation),...

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    Review: 'Boy' Doesn't Talk Down To Its Audience, But May Have Trouble Reaching Them

    This film played as part of the New York International Children’s Film Festival.

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    NY International Children's Film Festival to Open with "Mars" and Spotlight Women in Film

    The New York International Children's Film Festival announced its complete lineup today. In addition to a slate of twelve new feature films, the festival will also screen short films grouped in age-appropriate programs and host a panel on women in film for its young girl attendees. The panel, "Bre...

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    Waititi's Remarkably Insightful "Boy" Succeeds On Many Levels

    Editor's note: A version of this review originally ran at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. "Boy" opens in limited release this Friday.

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