There is no greater time than the months between leaving school and starting university. With no responsibilities holding you back for one last summer, teens live their best life for one final time. But for young Dublin teenagers Mattew, Rez and Kearney, things start to get out of control as they spiral into a vacuum of drinking and drugs. Based on the Rob Doyle novel of the same name, Here Are the Young Men follows four teens on the cusp of adulthood as they fall into a world of debauchery and come to terms with their future prospects. Starring Finn Cole, Anya Taylor-Joy, Dean-Charles Chapman and Travis Fimmel, the film is set to land in the UK April 30 2021.
Euphoric outer space adventures or re-experience the cusp of adulthood? You decide in this week’s film round-up.
Here are The Young Men
We’ve had our fair share of multi-generational mission films that have left us mind-boggled – Interstellar, Prometheus and The Martian to name a few. But very few have taken us into what actually happens on the long journey into out of space – enter Brendon Boyea’s Voyagers. Set in the distant future, the sci-fi film chronicles the odyssey of 30 young men and women who are sent into space in hopes of finding a new home. But with the crew experiencing some form of space dementia, they revert to their most primal state as they start to fear not only each other, but what could be on the outside. Starring an ensemble cast of Lily-Rose Depp, Colin Farrell, Tye Sheridan and Game of Thrones star Isaac Hempstead Wright, the film is due to land April 9 2021.
She set out to change the world and become the first female rockstar. Half a century later, Tina Turner is widely regarded as the Queen of Rock’n’Roll. With 12 Grammys, a star on the Walk of Fame and over 100 million records sold, Tina has conquered the world and we’re finally getting an insight into how with her own HBO documentary. Detailing her early beginnings with former husband and music partner Ike Turner to her greatest comeback in the 80s, the star dives into what really happened behind the music, revealing just how turbulent and abusive her marriage was, how the industry tried to shape her and why she took a step back and retired in the early 2000s. Premiering at the Berlin International Film Festival on March 2nd, the film is set to land March 27 2021 on HBO.
In The Heights
With the West End, Broadway and The National Theatre being closed for over a year, we’ve been craving some choreographed dance and feel-good music. Well, director Jon M. Chu heard our calls and is set to release his long-awaited musical drama In The Heights this June. Based on the stage musical of the same name by Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda, the film takes us through the dreams and daily grinds of a tight-knit community in Washington Heights. All determined to seek a better life, the community rally together to chase their dreams through uplifting musical numbers and powerful choreography.
Idris Elba? Lee Daniels? Moonlight‘s Jharrel Jerome? We’re sold. Based on Grey Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy novel, the film takes us through African-American horse-riding culture in Philadelphia, focusing on a 15-year-old boy who learns about urban cowboys through his estranged father. Shedding a light on a little-seen corner of American culture, the film is set to land on Netflix April 2.