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Screening At Home: Big Boy (2013, Philippines)
30th January - 1st February
Directed by Shireen Seno
89 mins, Cert PG, English subtitles
Closed Captions for d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing available
Tickets – Pay What You Can – £5 / £3.50 / £2 / Free
30 January – 1 February: available to watch online (UK only)
Saturday 30 January, 6:30pm: communal viewing
Sunday 31 January, 1:00pm: Director Shireen Seno in conversation with Dr Philippa Lovatt (live captions available)
Big Boy was Shireen Seno’s first feature, shot on an ultra-low budget and taking inspiration from family tales as well as the visual traces left behind by previous generations. Set in the 1950s on the Island of Mindoro in the Philippines – in the years after the official end of the American occupation in 1946 – the film tells the story of Julio and his family’s many interventions to make him grow as physically tall as possible in their pursuit of a better life.