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.
The film follows teenager Rocks (Bukky Bakray) who fears that she and her little brother Emmanuel (D’angelou Osei Kissiedu) will be forced apart if anyone finds out they are living alone. With the help of her friends, she evades the authorities and navigates the most defining days of her life.
We will be releasing more single seats an hour before each screening. Please call box office on 020 7613 7498 or pop in to the box office to book. We’re trialling this in order to make the most of our limited capacity but hope to have a simpler way of booking soon.
Private Screen Experience for up to 6 people
Want to watch Rocks from your own private screen with your household/bubble? Book our Private Screen experience for up to 6 people (from max 2 households) for only £65. To book one of our scheduled screenings, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our food and drink hampers which you can add to complete your experience.
This film is distributed by Altitude.
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