Queens, 1980. Aspiring artist Paul, the youngest son of the Graff family, is on the cusp of adolescence. Struggling to fit in at school, he finds solace in his close relationship with his beloved grandfather (Anthony Hopkins) and his budding friendship with Johnny, a sensitive, defiant Black boy. As he tries to find his way in the world, America, too, is going through a profound change with Ronald Reagan’s landslide victory and the rise of a new economic era.
Featuring a stellar cast, James Gray’s (The Lost City of Z, Ad Astra) latest is a deeply personal story of the strength of family, the complexity of friendship and the generational pursuit of the American Dream.