Good Ol’ Boy
Directed by Frank Lotito
It’s 1979, and 10-year-old Smith Bhatnagar just wants to fit in. As part of the only Indian American family in his small town, Smith’s love of STAR WARS and SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER isn’t enough to eclipse his differences. His love of Americana isn’t enough to remedy his immigrant family’s charming cultural naivete either, like when they hosted a vegetarian BBQ or sent him to school with a yellow squash instead of a Halloween pumpkin. His longing to belong leads him to befriend the dysfunctional family next door, in particular their incandescent daughter, Amy Brunner. As his relationship with the Brunner’s deepens, Smith’s desires begin to clash with his parents’ hopes for the future.
GOOD OL’ BOY is a coming-of-age dramedy with a heavy dose of nostalgia about enduring first loves and the weighty expectations of immigrant parents. Starring CAAMFest alum Samrat Chakrabarti (MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN, FARAH GOES BANG), veteran actor Anjul Nigam (BAD WORDS, TRUE DETECTIVE) and introducing the charming Roni Akurati as Smith Bhatnagar.
— Sierra Lee
Co-presented by: 3rdi South Asian Film Festival
Director/Producer: Frank Lotito
Writer/Producer: Anjul Nigam
Writer: Gregory Scott Houghton
Executive Producer/Writer: Paul Quinn
Executive Producer: Aaron L. Gilbert
Producer: Steve Straka
Cinematographer: Thomas Scott Stanton
Editor: Joshua Rathmell
Cast: Jason Lee, Anjul Nigam, Brighton Sharbino, Hilarie Burton