Intimate and aching family drama SWEET THING to be released Digitally and in Cinemas from 10 September 2021

SWEET THING is an intimate, creatively filmed, and fantastically personal film from accomplished indie filmmaker and favourite of the arthouse scene in the ’90s, Alexandre Rockwell (IN THE SOUP, LITTLE FEET). Shot in rich monotone (with occasional bursts of colour) and largely from the hip, both of which lend the distinctive feel of the ‘90s indie films with which Rockwell made his name.

Teenager Billie (Lana Rockwell), a 15-year-old girl who fantasizes Billie Holiday as a sort of fairy godmother, and younger brother Nico (Nico Rockwell) share time between their separated parents – father Adam (Will Patton, THE POSTMAN, MINARI) is a chaotic drunkard with a loving heart for his kids who is working as a Christmas Santa, and mother Eve (Karyn Parsons, FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR), who has redefined her identity in a brazen style since leaving Adam and is now living with a new and obnoxious boyfriend Beaux (ML Josepher). 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.
 
Described by QUENTIN TARANTINO as one of the most powerful new films he’s seen in years, Alexandre Rockwell has woven something magical and heart-rending into what might seem like a not-particularly-original scenario. The story is an intense but ultimately uplifting, poetic rendering of childhood that captures the essence of that time in life when a day can last forever. The friendships, loyalties, and challenges of adolescent youth propel the story into a triumph of childhood hope and resilience.
 
Amongst three international wins, SWEET THING picked up the Crystal Bear for Generation Kplus – Best Film at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival and the College Jury Prize for Best Film at Quebec City International Film Festival 2020.
 

Sweet Thing will be streaming via the following Digital Platforms from 10 September 2021.

BFI Player

Curzon Home Cinema

IFI@Home

Prime Video

Sweet Thing will be released in selected cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) from 10 September 2021.
London; Barbican; 17 September 2021 (5 Days) Book Now
Edinburgh; Filmhouse; 17 September 2021 (7 Days) Book Now
Glasgow; Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT); 17 September 2021 (7 Days) Book Now
Leicester; Phoenix Cinema; 17 September 2021 (7 Days) Book Now
Lewes; The Depot; 17 September 2021 (7 Days)  Book Now
Newcastle; Tyneside Cinema; 24 September 2021 (7 Days)
Milton Keynes; MK Gallery; 19 October 2021 (1 Day)
Colchester; Firstsite; 23 October 2021 (1 Day)
Coventry; Warwick Student Cinema; 16 November 2021 (1 Day)

 

Sweet Thing has previously screened at the following venues:

London; Curzon Bloomsbury; 10 September 2021 (7 Days)
London; BFI Southbank; 10 September 2021 (7 days)
London; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA); 10 September 2021 (7 Days)
London; Rio Cinema; 10 September 2021 (7 Days)
London; The Arthouse, Crouch End; 10 September 2021 (7 Days)
Dublin; The Irish Film Institute (IFI); 10 September 2021 (7 Days)
Manchester; Home; 10 September 2021 (7 Days)
Aberdeen; Belmont Filmhouse; 10 September 2021 (7 Days)

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