Meet the Filmmaker
A BOY CALLED SAILBOAT
Directed by Cameron Nugent
Featuring post-screening Q&A with the filmmaker via Skype on 24th January.
In a slanted home beyond the reaches of a drought-ridden town, a loving Hispanic family accept an impossible blessing and name their only son “Sailboat”. Sailboat brings love and hope to a family who have forged a simple but proud life in the deep South, but one afternoon he brings home something more: a “little guitar”.
From this moment, Sailboat and his ukulele are inseparable, and when his ill grandmother requests he write a song for her, Sailboat meanders through adversity to deliver the unimaginable – the greatest song ever written.
Will the mysterious song breathe one last miracle, or reveal a hapless twist of fate that will return his family to a house held up by a “stick”; a car without doors; an unchanging wardrobe; and a friend who can’t blink..?
PG – Mild sexual references
English and Spanish with English subtitles