Sweet Thing

Tribeca Critics' Week

North American Premiere

FEATURE | USA | 91 MINUTES

SWEET THING

Comedy, Drama

With a beautiful singing voice and named after Billie Holiday (Kelly Charpent) who she daydreams about, teenager Billie (Lana Rockwell) and her younger brother Nico (Nico Rockwell) spend their days scrounging up scrap metal in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Their father Adam (Will Patton) drinks away the paltry money he earns, while their mother Eve (Karyn Parsons) abandoned them to live with her boyfriend Beaux (ML Josepher) by the beach. When Eve takes them in for the summer, abusive Beaux forces them to run away with their new friend Malik (Jabari Watkins), where this band of outsiders find hope as self-proclaimed outlaws and renegades.

Iconoclast of the independent film movement of the 80s and 90s, director Alexandre Rockwell captures the nuances of adolescence, friendships, and the tough and sometimes strained relationships between parents and children. Reminiscent of the poetry in Jim Jarmusch, François Truffaut, and Jean-Luc Godard films and winner of the Crystal Bear award for Best Film at Berlin International Film Festival this year, Sweet Thing is Rockwell’s follow-up to his award-winning critically acclaimed Little Feet, executive produced by Sam Rockwell and Jennifer Beals. Directing his children Lana and Nico once again and with Lasse Tolbøll’s sublime black and white cinematography with scenes of color interspersed, Rockwell paints a contemporary yet timeless portrait of the resilience of a family living on the fringes of society.—Judd Taylor


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Alexandre Rockwell

A celebrated filmmaker best known for In The Soup and 13 Moons, Alexandre Rockwell has the ability to bring colorful characters to the screen. His use of classical techniques and creativity to tell stories has made him one of the most well-respected figures in independent film.

Director
Alexandre Rockwell
Producer
Louis Anania, Kenan Baysal, Haley Elizabeth Anderson
Screenwriter
Alexandre Rockwell
Cinematographer
Lasse Ulvedal Tolboll
Editor
Alan Wu
Executive Producer
Jennifer Beals, Sam Rockwell
Cast
Will Patton, Karyn Parsons, Lana Rockwell, Nico Rockwell, Jabari Watkins, ML Josepher, Steven Randazzo

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Kenan Baysel
Phone: 646 577 7367
knnbaysal@gmail.com
Press Contact
Nikola Mirza
Jelly Press
Berlin, D-12159
Phone: +49 302 883 3955
info@jellypress.de
US Sales Contact
Louise Ronzet
Urban Distribution International
Paris, 75020
Phone: +33 14 870 7383
sales@urbangroup.biz
International Sales Contact
Louise Ronzet
Urban Distribution International
Paris, 75020
Phone: +33 14 870 7383
sales@urbangroup.biz
Print Source
Alexandre Rockwell
Factory 25
New York City , NY 10003
Phone: 310 415 2305
alrock55@hotmail.com