Little Men

"a remarkably naturalistic and deeply moving tale of two boys at odds with their warring families" ★★★★★

Showing Times

Fri 30 Sep 18:45
Sat 01 Oct 18:45
Sun 02 Oct 19:45
Mon 03 Oct 11:00
Mon 03 Oct 15:00

Following on from the critically acclaimed Love Is Strange, Ira Sachs returns with Little Men, the tale of two young boys, their friendship, and their feuding parents.

When 13-year-old Jake's (Theo Taplitz) grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father's old Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony (Michael Barbieri), whose single mother Leonor (Paulina Garcia), a dressmaker from Chile, runs the shop downstairs. Soon, Jake's parents Brian (Greg Kinnear) and Kathy (Jennifer Ehle) -- one, a struggling actor, the other, a psychotherapist -- ask Leonor to sign a new, steeper lease on her store. For Leonor, the proposed new rent is untenable, and a feud ignites between the adults. At first, Jake and Tony don't seem to notice; the two boys, so different on the surface, begin to develop a formative kinship as they discover the pleasures of being young in Brooklyn. Jake aspires to be an artist, while Tony wants to be an actor, and they have dreams of going to the same prestigious arts high school together. But the children can't avoid the problems of their parents forever, and soon enough, the adult conflict intrudes upon the borders of their friendship.



Film Information

83 mins

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