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Sweet Thing

Dir: Alexandre Rockwell
Cast: Lana Rockwell, Nico Rockwell, Jabari Watkins
91mins   2021   US   15   English   

Teenager Billie, a 15-year-old girl who fantasies Billie Holiday as a sort of fairy godmother, and younger brother Nico share time between their separated parents - father Adam is a chaotic drunkard with a loving heart for his kids who is working as a Christmas Santa, and mother Eve, who has redefined her identity in a brazen style since leaving Adam and is now living with a new and obnoxious boyfriend Beaux.

The kids feel uncomfortable around Beaux, but visits to their mum have introduced them to new friend Malik, a boy as equally adrift as they are. Half in desperation and half in a spirit of adventure this trio sets off on a running wild trek across Massachusetts, crossing paths with a variety of American eccentrics, angels and desperados.

'This small, delicate, late-blooming film is quite lovely, and a throwback to the 1990s/2000s craze for semi-improvised, rough and ready indie film-making' - Leslie Felperin, Guardian



Showtimes


Fri 17 September

17:30

Sat 18 September

14:30
17:15

Sun 19 September

18:00

Mon 20 September

15:15
17:45

Tue 21 September

12:00
17:30

Wed 22 September

15:30
17:45

Thu 23 September

15:00
20:15