Young Hearts Run Free
Cert: 12A Year: 2011 Length: 93 mins
Cinema Handout (PDF 164KB)
Score: 64.04% Attendance: 115
Followed by Q & A with the director
Mark is a likeable teenage artist living in a Northumbrian mining village in 1974, during the mining strike. He falls in love with a London girl that no-one likes and decides to escape to art college in London. Unfortunately, he tries to fund this by strikebreaking and scabbing on his family and friends...
This appears to be the small budget film to end all small budgets. With the most expensive films coming in at $300m, this one cost about $30K. It is the first film by Andy Mark Simpson, who wrote it, financed it and directed it, and he is still only 28.. He wrote it as a teenager and took four years to complete with the help of local unknown actors. It has still managed to win some awards in the UK and USA. This may not be the most polished film you ever see, but if you, like me, enjoy small budget movies and new directors, it is one to see... As an added bonus, Andy will be coming along to answer some questions; possibly ‘how did you make a film for less than a car?’ will be the first one!
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