A Boy Called Sailboat

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A Boy Called Sailboat

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 24 January - 25 January 2020
Category Cinema Screening

Meet the Filmmaker

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


A Boy Called Sailboat

Now at home in the deep South of America, a devout Hispanic family discover fresh hope in their extraordinary son Sailboat, when a loving personal gesture awakens a global desire.

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