Rocks

12A
Rocks (15) is a teenage girl with big dreams for the future, loyal fun friends and an adoring, though mischievous, little brother Emmanuel (7). Rocks enjoys school (as much as any teenager does) and lives a full vibrant life in East London with her team of London-centric female best friends. Rocks’ world is turned upside down when she returns from school to find her mum gone, having left some cash and a note offering little explanation except that she is sorry. Determined to stick with her brother and avoid being taken into care against all odds, Rocks leaves her home and hides in pockets of East London. As each day becomes tougher and her secret harder to hide, Rocks starts to push away those who love her and her friendship group begins to fracture. When the authorities finally catch up with her, there is really only one source of support for her to turn to: her friends. A film about the joy, resilience and spirit of girlhood. Directed by acclaimed British filmmaker Sarah Gavron and written by Theresa Ikoko (winner of the Alfred Fagon award in 2015 for her play Girls) and Claire Wilson (Little Drummer Girl, Gangs of London), the film was uniquely crafted in collaboration with their mostly first-time actors, Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, Shaneigha-Monik Greyson, Ruby Stokes, Tawheda Begum, Anastasia Dymitrow and Afi Okaidja. This eventual core group of British girls, who all come from differing cultural backgrounds including Nigerian, Somali, Polish, Bangladeshi, English and Congolese-Ghanaian, emerged out of extensive workshops in which they generously shared their experiences of growing up in the UK, friendship, their cultural identities, social media, and their school life. Sea Change Touring Programme 2021 2020 was an amazing year for the release of films made by women, this programme celebrates those films and the women behind the camera in the spirit of Sea Change, a Film Festival based on the beautiful Isle of Tiree. Check out screenargyll.co.uk to find out more or follow them on social media @screenargyll Supported by the Film Hub Scotland BFI FAN Exhibition Fund. “The most authentic film about British teens in years” The Independent “A wildly charming celebration of teen potential” ***** The Telegraph 12: infrequent strong language, moderate sex references We look forward to welcoming audiences back to the Screen Machine. You can read about all of the safety measures we have put in place in more detail by following this link: http://www.screenmachine.co.uk/covid-19/

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