Year 7 takes place in South East London in the summer of 1995. Our heroes are Carl and Shaquille, both 13. Carl is chubby, introverted and scholarly; Shaquille is tall, athletic and older than his years. The boys have been best mates since nursery and they share a love of sweets, music and girls. As they approach the end of their first year of secondary school they find themselves making the change from children to teenagers. Our film shows how this change affects our protagonists, and, ultimately, how the change is too profound for their friendship to survive.
9th—18th January 2015
Sun 11 Jan 2015
Hackney Picturehouse, Screen 3
Boys will be boys will be boys! Male puberty is all testosterone mayhem and finding your sometimes violent way in life.
Fri 9 Jan 2015
ICA CINEMA 1
We kick off proceedings with the shortlist for the British Council Award for Best UK Short film