Triple bill of skate films Presented by the Young Electrics
A nostalgic, smart and subtle coming-of-age comedy drama about skateboarding LA youth.
Director: Jonah Hill
Cast includes: Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges
85 Mins / 2018 / USA
“Mid90s is an exercise in nostalgia, a paean to adolescence and that sudden sense of liberation.” – The Independent
A spiky tale of youthful rebellion with an evocative soundtrack; this is the story of 13-year-old Stevie (Sunny Suljic), an awkward Los Angeles teen with ‘hair bigger than his head’ who escapes his bleak home life and violent older brother (Lucas Hedges) by befriending a group of skate punks who take him under their tattered wings. With great performances all around, Suljic nevertheless stands out with a particularly touching turn as our uncertain protagonist; ebullient, circumspect and uncannily believable.
Even though director Jonah Hill doesn’t appear in Mid90s, you can feel his presence in every scene. Directing from a script he wrote himself, the film feels authentic: an unsentimental time capsule of the sights and sounds of a pop cultural moment that will have a particular appeal for younger, millennial audiences, and a very promising debut.
£5 tickets available for under 25s and Source Park members.
The night will also include a short film about skateboarding spanning 35 years of the Hastings skate scene, and another skate film from East Sussex College - a triple bill!