Lana Rockwell (Pete Smalls Is Dead), Nico Rockwell (Little Feet), Jabari Watkins (film debut), M.L. Josepher (Sanju), Karyn Parsons (Major Payne), Will Patton (Minari), Steven Randazzo (The International)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Alexandre Rockwell (Little Feet), director, writer; Louis Anania (film debut), Haley Elizabeth Anderson (film debut), Kenan Baysal (In the Same Garden), Jennifer Beals (Manhattan Night) and R.D. Dobson (film debut), producers; Lasse Ulvedal Tolbøll (film debut), cinematographer; Alan Wu (Nafi’s Father), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Siblings Billie (Lana Rockwell) and Nico (Nico Rockwell) live back and forth with their separated parents, including their alcoholic father Adam (Patton) and their neglectful mother Eve (Parsons). They soon befriend an equally adrift boy named Malik (Watkins), and together the three children embark on an adventure together across Massachusetts…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Acclaimed by critics and filmmakers alike, including Quentin Tarantino, Sweet Thing is a bright and awe-inspiring piece of filmmaking by 90s arthouse auteur Alexandre Rockwell.