1974; during a violent miners' strike in a quiet North East village a teenage artist meets the gorgeous new girl from London but their tempestuous relationship and attempts to escape cause him to betray his family, community and best friends. With political protests and community bonds straining under a crumbling economy the film is very relevant for today and it's an uplifting mix of 1970s styles, romance, teenage rebellion and gritty social realism.
Young Hearts Run Free was self-funded and made on a micro-budget in the North East coalfields but has gone on to grab national press attention (***Total Film, 'Heartfelt' The Guardian), has won festival awards in Britain, USA and India and has been released in cinemas around the UK. This screening is supported by the Centre for Film and Digital Media and Culture Lab.
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published on: 30th April 2012