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Sweet Thing

1 hrs. & 31 mins. 10

Mon, Jun 28th, 2021 @ 8:00 am

Theatrical poster for Sweet Thing
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About This Movie

Directed by Alexandre Rockwell and originally released in the US on October 8th, 2020

Summary

For Billie and Nico, life with their father is a roller-coaster ride of playfulness and unease. When he is in the grip of alcohol, tears flow and their apparently idyllic family life collapses. Their mostly absent and irresponsible mother is not much help either. But their friendship with Malik, a boy of Billie’s age, frees them from their shackles. Together they embark on a journey full of intense moments of freedom. The colourful, emotional world of the three young people is depicted in kaleidoscopic black and white imagery, which opens space for their own notions of childhood. Alexandre Rockwell's tale portrays a profound sense of solidarity and deep love: for cinema and Billie Holiday, and also for risk and adventure.

Cast

Lana Rockwell, Nico Rockwell, Will Patton, Karyn Parsons, ML Josepher, Jabari Watkins, Steven Randazzo, and Steven Randazzo