Eureka Entertainment have released the poetic and charming UK Trailer for American indie Sweet Thing.
This film 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. This film is also one of Quentin Tarantino’s all time favourites which I’m sure will get this a bit more attention it truly deserves
The story is described as 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. We follow 3 young runaway kids looking for a better life away from their alcoholic father and negligent mother.
Teenager Billie (Lana Rockwell), a 15-year-old girl who fantasises about 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.
The film stars Lana Rockwell, Nico Rockwell, Will Patton, Karyn Parsons, Jabari Watkins, M.L. Josepher, along with Steven Randazzo.
Sweet Thing will be released in UK and Irish cinemas nationwide from 10th September.