British indie debut 'Young Hearts Run Free' was self-funded for under £10k ($16k) but has won festival awards in Britain, USA and India, grabbed national press attention (***Total Film, 'Heartfelt' The Guardian) and was self-distributed in a tour of UK cinemas. Fiery and charismatic Director Andy Mark Simpson has now arranged a tour of the USA with Q&As after every screening so filmmakers and film fans can meet up, ask questions and discuss independent film.
Synopsis: Friendship, First Loves, Rebellion! Set in 1974; during a violent coalminers strike in Northern England, a teenage artist falls for the gorgeous new girl from London but their attempts to escape make him betray his family, community and best friends so he must choose between his old life and his new girl. Mixes cool 1970s styles, politics, romance, teenage rebellion and gritty realism. 94 mins