DVD, Digital Release: Sweet Thing (2020)

Digital, DVD Release Date: Oct. 12, 2021
Price: DVD $24.95
Studio: Film Movement

Two children in contemporary New Bedford, Massachusetts spend an eventful summer in a beach house with their mother and her boyfriend in the 2020 uplifting drama Sweet Thing from writer-director Alexandre Rockwell.
In the film, Billie (Lana Rockwell), a 15-year-old girl who fantasizes Billie Holiday as a sort of fairy godmother, is forced to navigate the evolving challenges of her life while she plays mother to her 11-year-old brother, Nico (Nico Rockwell). They soon meet up with another adolescent, run away from home, and together roam the area free from their parents’ watchful gaze. Discovering freedom and enchantment among New Bedford’s boats and railway tracks, the trio fantasize about a life of luxury when they break into a posh home, and are able to carry the taste of affluence into their adventures.
Starring Rockwell’s children Lana and Nico, Sweet Thing also features Karyn Parsons (TV’s The Fresh Prince of Bel Air) and Will Patton (The Devil Below).
Here a bonus features breakdown:
  • Video Introduction by Alexandre Rockwell
  • Bonus Short Film — The Binding of Itzik (Directed by Anika Benkov | United States | 18 minutes) — A middle-aged Hasidic bookbinder gets more than he bargained for when he answers a Craigslist ad.
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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.