Sweet Thing

Friday, June 18 - Thursday, June 24, 2021

SHOWTIMES AT IFC CENTER

Q&A Fri with dir. Alexandre Rockwell following the 8pm screening. Q&A Sat with dir. Alexandre Rockwell, moderated by Steve Buscemi following the 8pm screening!

SWEET THING centers around the lives of two children in contemporary New Bedford, Massachusetts in particular one eventful summer spent in a beach house with their mother and her boyfriend. The story is an intense but ultimately uplifting, poetic rendering of childhood that captures the essence of that time in life when a day can last forever. The friendships, loyalties, and challenges of adolescent youth propel the story into a triumph of childhood hope and resilience.

“One of the most powerful new films I’ve seen in years.” — Quentin Tarantino

Winner: Crystal Bear, Berlin International Film Festival

Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival

  • Year 2021
  • Running Time 91 minutes
  • Director Alexandre Rockwell
  • Cast Lana Rockwell, Nico Rockwell, Jabari Watkins
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil