This is the first feature film of an English indie director, Andrew Simpson. Set in a small, close knit Northern English village in 1974, a community is torn apart by a miner's strike. Against the backdrop of this violent strike in their quiet village, a likeable teenage artist falls in love with the new girl from London, but their tempestuous relationship threaten to force him to choose between his new relationship and his family, community and best friends as he becomes dangerously embroiled in the violence of the strike. With attempts to reconcile them failing, he must choose between his old friends and his new love. A coming-of-age drama with an uplifting mix of cool 1970s styles, romance, teenage rebellion and gritty British realism. www.bedefilms.co.uk
Includes a live Q&A with award-winning Director Andy Mark Simpson, on tour with the film. Learn how this micro-budget debut was made, grabbed national press attention and won awards around the world.
Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Sukhdev Sandhu said the film is "Far from the dark, astringent territory of The Damned United or the Red Riding trilogy, it's closer in kind to Brassed Off and The Full Monty, fusing politics and romance to create a charming if erratically performed portrayal of working-class dream life."
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