Director: Sarah Gavron 2019 93 Minutes Ages 15+
ROCKS Sun 04 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 04:15pm 93mins Reading Cinemas Newmarket
ROCKS Wed 07 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 02:00pm 93mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
ROCKS Thu 08 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 08:30pm 93mins New Farm Six Cinemas

A joyful and street-savvy film that pulses with authentic, vibrant characters and a whole lot of heart, Rocks is directed by British filmmaker Sarah Gavron (Suffragette 2015). 

Rocks (Bukky Bakray), a teenager of Nigerian heritage living in East London, raps with her friends at school and has the motto ‘Real Queens fix each other’s crowns’ on her bedroom wall. Her world is upended when her mother leaves a small amount of cash and a note to say she’s going away indefinitely. Now the sole carer for her younger brother, Rocks must make the money last and hide from child welfare when they come knocking. Uninterested in recreating ‘coming of age’ tropes, Gavron instead assuredly explores the messiness and glory of friendship as a young woman comes to understand her own resilience and power.


Classification:Ages 15+
Country:United Kingdom
Director:Sarah Gavron
Producer:Ameenah Ayub Allen, Faye Ward
Cast:Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, D’angelou Osei Kissiedu
Script:Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson
Program strand:Features
Rights:The Festival Agency