DREAM BOY

MATERIALS

DOCUMENTATION

PHOTOS

JAMES BOLTON

2008 || USA || 90 mins || Color || in English || Feature

WORLD SALES

UMEDIA (Paris)

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

Berlin 08 - Panorama

SYNOPSIS

Shy teenager Nathan (Stephan Bender) and his family have moved from one town to another trying to escape the domestic disintegration within their own home. Roy (Max Roeg) and his family live a quiet life on a farm.  When Nathan moves in next door to charismatic Roy, the boys strike up a friendship as high school study partners. Their strong emotional bond soon takes a natural turn toward physical passion, a secret they must hide from those around them in the backwoods rural community ... A haunting and mythical tale of first love, DREAM BOY is adapted from Jim Grimsley’s heartbreaking novel. Directed by James Bolton (EBAN AND CHARLEY, THE GRAFITTI ARTIST). Featuring Diana Scarwid and Rickie Lee Jones.

CAST

Stephan BENDER, Max ROEG, Diana SCARWID, Rickie Lee JONES, Thomas Jay RYAN