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Preview: Rocks (15) + ScreenTalk with Sarah Gavron, Anu Henriques, Theresa Ikoko and Bukky Bakray

Chronic Youth 2020

A group of girls stand in a line talking and laughing

A heartwarming depiction of teenage girlhood in London highlighting the importance of female friendships.

Sarah Gavron’s quietly dynamic feature follows Rocks, a teenager who, in her mother’s absence, becomes primary caregiver to her brother Emmanuel all whilst trying to complete her GCSEs and navigate adolescent friendships.

Propelled by a strong and captivating cast of teenage girls, Rocks immerses you in the day-to-day of contemporary girlhood in London. It simultaneously asks questions about the maturity thrust upon young Black girls, going beyond the typical coming-of-age narrative.Selected for the special presentation strand of the 2019 London Film Festival.

We are delighted to welcome director Sarah Gavron, associate director Anu Henriques, writer Theresa Ikoko and actor Bukky Bakray to discuss the film after the screening. 

Tagged with: Cinema Chronic Youth 2020

2019 UK Dir Sarah Gavron 93 min

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