Special Event: Rocks plus Careers Talk with Film4's Alice Whittemore

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Rocks
Screening & Talk
Rocks

Event Date

Tue 28 Mar 2023

Event Time

10:00 - 12:00

Location

Cinema In The Arches, 22 Arches Lane, Circus West Village, Battersea, London, SW11 8AB

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Cost

FREE

Recommended Age Group

14+

Curriculum Subject/s

  • Citizenship
  • Film Studies
  • Human Rights
  • Personal
  • PSHE Education

Accessibility:

  • Wheelchair friendly
    Wheelchair Access

After suddenly being abandoned by their mother, a young girl must care for her little brother on the streets with the support of her new friends.

The film is preceded by a careers talk with Development and Production Executive at Film4, Alice Whittemore. 

Film4 is the division of Channel 4 Television that exists to produce and broadcast feature films with the most distinctive and innovative talent in the UK and across the globe. Over the last 40 years, Film4 has backed internationally-renowned British filmmakers such as Danny Boyle, Steve McQueen, Andrea Arnold and Asif Kapadia, on award-winning productions such as Slumdog Millionnaire, Trainspotting, Amy and 12 Years a Slave. Recent releases include The Banshees of Inisherin, Living, Enys Men, Everybody's Talking About Jamie and Brian and Charles.

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Film title

Rocks


Synopsis

Shola, known as Rocks to her friends, lives in a London council flat with her single mother and cheeky younger brother Emmanuel, barely scraping by. After spending the day with her close friends, she returns home to find her life completely changed – her mother has left the home, abandoning Rocks and Emmanuel and leaving them to fend for themselves. Although her best friend Sumaya does everything she can to help Rocks, their two very different family lives may prove too difficult for their friendship to overcome. Despite this sudden and desperate situation, 'Rocks' is a charming and high energy film, made with entirely unprofessional actors, that celebrates youth, optimism, diversity and friendship, following a young girl’s quest for survival whilst in the throes of adolescence.

infrequent strong language, moderate sex references

Director/s

Sarah Gavron

Year

2019

Country of Production

Britain

Genres

  • Coming of Age
  • Drama

Language

English

Duration

91 minutes

Venue name

Cinema In The Arches

Address

22 Arches Lane,
Battersea,
London,
SW11 8AB