We Are The Mods
Colin

We Are The Mods

Screening:

Runtime:

83 mins

Director: E. E. Cassidy Country: USA
Writer: E. E. Cassidy & Bruce Pavalon Original Format: Super 16mm
Dir. of Photography: Robert Poswall & Alison Kelly Print Source: Rica Jones Productions
Producer: E. E. Cassidy & Robert Poswall
Cast: Melia Renee, Mary Elise Hayden, Lance Drake

Film Details

UK Premiere

Short Synopsis:

An original and authentic coming of age drama about teen identity and emerging sexuality.

Repeat Screening:


Thursday 7 October 4:00 pm
Screen B
Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus,
19 Lower Regent street,

Book Open Soon

Review:

High school student Sadie is a quiet and artistic teenager who has just been rejected by her best friend in favour of the in-crowd. She plans to study photography at college but lacks inspiration or individuality. Everything changes when she meets the rebellious and self-assured Nico. Equally an outsider, Nico suffers from a genetic defect which forces her to walk with a crutch, but rather than being held back by her disability she seems to relish her differences.

Nico’s lifestyle and attitudes have a huge influence on Sadie as she is introduced to Mod culture: fashion, European cinema and vintage scooters. Sadie finds a sense of identity and a muse for her artistic work and begins a transformation from shy teenage tomboy to stylish and confident young adult. Things soon get complicated though, as a love triangle develops between the two girls and Nico’s boyfriend Tregg. Director E.E. Cassidy subtly builds the sexual tension and Sadie’s exact feelings for Nico remain unclear to the audience throughout most of the film, as they are probably unclear to her.

It is a rare treat to find as good a female coming of age story as We are the Mods and it is a delight to find it so well executed. The film is perfectly cast with a great soundtrack and has the kind of visual flair and striking images which should make it a shoe-in for cult status.

 

Followed by Q&A

All films to be screened at:

Apollo Cinema: Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street
London
SW1Y 4LR