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Sweet Sixteen - 35mm (18)

13 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


20th Anniversary Screening

20 years ago, director Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty made one of their most urgent, haunting dramas. In the process, they discovered a brilliant screen actor in Scottish teenager Martin Compston. The film went on to win prizes at Cannes, the British Independent Film Awards and European Film Awards.

Sweet Sixteen tells the story of Liam (Compston) and his dreams of a better life. He has a plan for the future, when his mother is released from prison and they can make a fresh start together. However, everything conspires against his sweet dreams in a film of raw emotion and biting humour. We intend to celebrate the film’s anniversary in the company of cast and crew.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Martin Compston, Rebecca O'Brien, Annmarie Strain and Paul Laverty.

Thanks to Park Circus

  • Director Ken Loach
  • Cast Martin Compston, William Ruane, Michelle Coulter, Annmarie Fulton
  • Country UK
  • Year of Production 2002
  • Running Time 1h46m
  • Certificate 18
  • Content Warning Death, strong language/swearing, strong physical violence, physical/emotional abuse, suicide/self-harm
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