21 May 2019 7:30pm
concession £7, members £6.50
Length: 85 mins
Director: Jonah Hill
Cast: Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges
In Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, we follow Stevie (Sunny Suljic), as he comes of age in LA in the titular time period.
Keen to be accepted both by his older brother (Lucas Hedges) and the older skater crew he latches onto, we watch as he has his initiation into rites of passage from first cigarette to first kiss.
More than a nostalgia trip, this is instead a period drama recreation of the recent past that will chime with fans of Kids and Skate Kitchen, mixing documentary authenticity with genuine drama.
“Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, from a script he wrote himself, rewinds back to Clinton-era L.A., where a young kid gets an education in sex, drugs and skaterat culture. The result feels rough-hewn, hands-on and totally irresistible.” – Rolling Stone
“The first feature from writer-director Jonah Hill shows some of the best qualities of veteran actors who step behind the camera, with nuanced performances so real the characters practically fall off the screen.” – Variety
“A slice of street life made up of skittery moments that achieve a bone-deep reality.” – Variety