Uckfield boy, Roman Griffin Davis, star of Jojo Rabbit introduces special screening at The Picture House Uckfield

Roman Griffin Davis, star of Jojo Rabbit

The young Uckfield star of Taika Waititi’s latest film Jojo Rabbit attended a special screening at his local, favourite cinema The Picture House Uckfield.

Roman Griffin Davis introduced the film, as well as chatting to cinema owner, Kevin Markwick, in front of an audience of Picture House Members on Sunday 1st December, a month before the films official release on 1st January. Roman is very used to this as he as been promoting the film around the world, alongside Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell and Taika Waititi.

Kevin Markwick had enjoyed the film at it’s premiere in September at The Toronto International Film Festival where it won the Grolsch Peoples Choice Award.

Roman has been coming to The Picture House since he was 2 and his family are regulars . On Sunday he came with his family to see Knives Out before he introduced the film. The Picture House also enabled a special screening of the film for Roman, his friends and family in November.

Jojo Rabbit is a satirical black comedy directed and starring Taika Waititi (Thor Ragnarok, Hunt for the Wilderpeople). Roman plays Jojo Betzler a Hitler Youth who finds out his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish Girl (Tomasin McKenzie) in their attic. He must question his beliefs, while dealing with the intervention of his imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Waititi). The film also stars Stephen Merchant, Rebel Wilson and Sam Rockwell.

It’s other young star is Alfie Yates who plays Yorki, Jojo’s best friend. Alfie is also from the area and his grandparents attended our special members screening last night.

We are hoping it will be a BAFTA and Oscar contender. Watch this space.