Event Information

Rick Wershe (Matthew McConaughey) is a single father struggling to raise two teenagers during the height of the crack epidemic in 1980s Detroit. Wershe sells guns illegally to make ends meet, but soon attracts attention from the FBI – who then convince his son, Rick Jr. (Richie Merritt), to become an undercover drug informant in exchange for keeping his father out of prison. When young Rick gets in too deep, he finds himself seduced by the lure of easy money and soon becomes a drug dealer himself…

Yann Demange flexes his directorial muscles in his second feature. With a Scorsese-esque sensibility and a killer soundtrack, and featuring a breakthrough performance by Merritt as the lead, White Boy Rick is an affecting and intelligent cautionary tale about the consequences of people and governments seeking simple solutions to complex problems. 

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Dates & Times

  • Thu 17 January
    Audio Described, Subtitled