Film screening of the award-winning 'A Boy Called Sailboat' with the soundtrack performed live by the Grigoryan Brothers

Acclaimed guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan have expanded their creative output by crafting and recording the soundtrack to the award-winning movie ‘A Boy Called Sailboat’. This heartwarming movie, written and developed by Cameron Nugent and Andrew Curry was filmed in New Mexico and stars Academy Award® winning actor J.K Simmons in the title role.

Sailboat brings love and hope to a family who have forged a simple but proud life in the drought-ridden Deep South. One afternoon he brings home a “little guitar”. From this moment, Sailboat and his little guitar are inseparable, and when his ill grandmother requests he write a song for her, Sailboat meanders through adversity to deliver the unimaginable – the greatest song ever written.

The Latin-themed soundtrack is a key element to the movie and provides an opportunity for audiences to hear the Grigoryan Brothers like never before. With a repertoire spanning centuries, continents and genres, amazing telepathy and the ability to draw emotion from every note, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are justifiably regarded as Australia’s finest classical guitarists.

"Slava and Leonard belong in a special category of excellence"
— The West Australian
"Guitar playing of uncommon originality and authority"
— The New York Times
"Adorable, nearly-perfect modern folktale"
— Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"An astonishingly assured debut narrative film"
— Debora Krieger, MovieJawn

For a sneak-peek at the film trailer, please click the image below:


Cameron Nugent


Andrew Curry

Event and ticketing details

Date and time

Sunday 2 May - 2pm

Duration:     1h 30m


Adult: $35.00
Concession : $30.00 - Senior/Pensioner
Student: $20.00 - High school and uni
Group (10 - 17): $25.00 - pp

Ticket status

On Sale


RPAC Concert Hall

2 -16 Middle Street, Cleveland, QLD 4163

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Event notes


Parental guidance recommended to determine suitability for your child

Early Bird pricing ends:

For Early Bird Tickets book before midnight on 7 March.  After this date Adults $35 and Snrs/Pens $30.

Booking fees:

$4.50 by phone and $5.20 online per transaction

Box Office hours:

Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm, and 1 hour prior to performances.