SWIFF Live: A Boy Called Sailboat (Featuring Grigoryan Brothers)
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SWIFF Live: A Boy Called Sailboat (Featuring Grigoryan Brothers)

Tue Apr 27 6:30 PM
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Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
100 Percent
General Admission
All Ages
120 Mins
“Imbued with the kind of unique indie-quirk that made Napoleon Dynamite a cult smash”- Sydney Morning Herald

Acclaimed guitarists Slava & Leonard Grigoryan have expanded their creative output by crafting and recording the soundtrack to the big-hearted, award-winning indie film, ‘A Boy Called Sailboat’, performed as a live soundtrack to the film on stage at SWIFF ‘21.  

This charming, delightfully original family tale about culture and inclusion, is set in a small rural town in New Mexico, and was written and developed by Melbourne-based creative team Cameron Nugent and Andrew Curry - starring Academy Award® winning actor J.K Simmons, Noel G, Elizabeth De Razzo, Jake Busey, Lew Temple and newcomer, Julian Atocani Sanchez in the title role.

Sailboat (Sanchez), a young boy living in the drought-ridden Deep South, brings love and hope to a family who have forged a simple and wholesome life. One afternoon he brings home a “little guitar” to his family.  From this moment, Sailboat and his little guitar are inseparable, and when his ailing grandmother asks he write a song just for her, Sailboat sets to creating a perfect song that has global ramifications well past his close-knit family.

Blending a sweet-natured atmosphere with an incredible Latin-themed soundtrack, ‘A Boy Called Sailboat’ provides audiences a chance to hear and see the Grigoryan Brothers like never before.

The film with live performance will be followed by a Q&A with director, Cameron Nugent, and musicians, Slava & Leonard Grigoryan.

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450