Honey Boy
Dir: Alma Har'el
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe

When 12-year-old Otis starts to find success as a child television star in Hollywood, his ex-rodeo-clown father returns to serve as his guardian. When Otis isn't on set charming audiences, he spends his days with his father at an extended-stay motel on the edge of the city, enduring his overbearing father's abuse. Honey Boy follows two threads of time, watching father and son's contentious relationship and their attempts to mend it across the course of a decade. This stunning collaboration between director Alma Har'el and screenwriter/star Shia LaBeouf, who based the script on his own childhood and his relationship with his father, paints a painful yet inspired portrait of growing up.

U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Vision and Craft

Director Bio

Alma Har'el is known for artistically blurring the lines between documentary and fiction. Her documentary Bombay Beach has been taught in several universities, including Harvard’s Film Study Center, as a genre-redefining work. She was featured on Fast Company's 2018 list of "most creative people in business" and Adweek's 2018 list of "disruptors." Har'el founded the nonprofit Free the Bid, which advocates for women directors in advertising.

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