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Saturday, May 24, 2008


'Boy A' at Uptown

You can't help but fall in love with Jack's wide brown eyes, eager face, and sincere stammer. But Jack grew up in prison after committing a horrible crime as a boy and is trying to ditch his old self and build a new identity. Based on a novel by British writer Jonathan Trigell, Boy A's suspense telescopes into the past and the future as we learn what Jack did and whether he can handle his new life—first job, first girlfriend, first time on ecstasy, and so on. The final scene bludgeons us with bathos, but everything preceding teeters thrillingly between hope and disaster. (Uptown Cinema, 511 Queen Anne Ave N. 7 pm, ticket info at


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