Public Screening of "Master Harold" Film, Directed by Lonny Price, Set for May 4

News   Public Screening of "Master Harold" Film, Directed by Lonny Price, Set for May 4
 
Quad Cinema in New York will host a screening of the new film "Master Harold"... and the Boys, based on Athol Fugard's award-winning Broadway play of the same name, May 4 at 6 PM in Manhattan.

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Directed by Lonny Price and starring Freddie Highmore ("Finding Neverland," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") and Ving Rhames ("Pulp Fiction") with Patrick Mofokeng and Jennifer Steyn, the screening is part of the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.

The screening will mark the 29th anniversary of the opening of the Broadway production (5 previews and 344 regular performances), in which director Price portrayed the role of Hally.

The film, according to press notes, "takes place in South Africa at the beginning of the apartheid era when institutionalized racism started. It's the story of Hally, a vulnerable teen-ager (Freddie Highmore), who is torn between love of his racist, alcoholic father and his love for Sam (Ving Rhames), a black employee in his mother's tea room. Sam is Hally's 'soul father,' sensitive to Hally's isolation and embarrassment caused by his father's behavior. On a rainy day in western Africa, emotions come to an emotional, terrible head."

The Quad Cinema is located at 34 W. 13th Street. For tickets to the screening, which is open to the public, visit www.masterharoldandtheboys.com. 

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