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  • Director

    Alexandre Rockwell

  • Starring

    Lana Rockwell, Nico Rockwell, Jabari Watkins, Karyn Parsons, Will Patton

  • Run Time

    91 mins

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  • Certificate

    15 - Contains domestic abuse, child sexual abuse, strong violence, language, drug misuse.

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Sweet Thing


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, Minari) is a chaotic drunkard, 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. The kids struggle to find solid ground, half in desperation and half in a spirit of adventure they sets off on a running wild trek across Massachusetts, crossing paths with a variety of American eccentrics, angels and desperados.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). 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.

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