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An outstanding coming-of-age film led by an impressive cast of young actors. Shola ‘Rocks’ is a British-Nigerian teenager, growing up in East London surrounded by a band of fun and loyal friends who enjoy dancing, mucking about and Instagram. When she comes home to find her mum gone and a note asking Rocks to take care of her seven-year-old brother, she realises life’s about to change. With a script crafted by Claire Wilson and award-winning playwright Theresa Ikoko, Rocks was developed through an extensive workshop process with director Sarah Gavron and the female actors, all of whom were discovered through casting sessions at schools. The result is a moving portrait of resilience and girlhood, and one of the most authentic portrayals of contemporary, multi-cultural British youth.
Reclaim The Frame
This is a special Reclaim The Frame screening which includes a pre-recorded introduction and post screening discussion hosted by Birds’ Eye View director-at-large by Mia Bays with ROCKS director Sarah Gavron, associate director Anu Henriques and writers Theresa Ikoko & Claire Wilson.
Reclaim The Frame is a mission to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women to widen and enrich cinema’s perspective of the world, run by charity Birds’ Eye View, and backed by the BFI’s Audience Fund. To learn more and join the #ReclaimTheFrame mission and receive free cinema tickets, discount codes and other film goodies go to Bit.ly/BEVRTF
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