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'Northern Soul' is the story of a youth culture in the 1970s which changed a generation.It tells the tale of a nightclub based movement which developed in Northern England . The film is an authentic and uplifting account of two young boys whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music. No longer satisfied with the prospect of a small town life and a factory production lin , they dream of going to America to discover super rare records which will help them become the best DJs on the Northern Soul scene. The difficult journey forces the two best friends to confront rivalry, violence and drug abuse as their friendship and loyalties are tested to the limit.Written by
Was originally only meant to be playing in 5 screens across the UK but due to high demand it got a blanket release of over 160 screens See more »
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"We dedicate this film to our dear departed friend Fran Franklin, who spent years pouring passion and hard work into this project to make it the film it is now. We will miss you Franny, our soul sister, more than words can say." See more »
More a film about the music and dance than about the characters
Firstly, it's helpful to have watched the recent BBC4 documentary about Northern Soul. It's obvious to see that the film's director - who appeared in the documentary - made the film to bring the story of Northern Soul to the big screen. As such, the music, the style, the dance halls, and the dancing are the prime focus of the film, with the fictional drama and characters being of a secondary concern, and it feels they only exist on which to present the phenomenon of Northern Soul, least of all the drugs use which accompanied it.
It's a pity that not the same amount of effort was put towards the drama aspect of the film as was put towards the music, the fashions, and the dancing, as it would then have felt a more cohesive whole, but it's churlish to pick such faults in what is otherwise an most enjoyable film. Naturally, the added bonus is the soul music, even though its brilliance does tend to outshine other aspects of the film. The local indie cinema in which I watched it this pm (October 17th) was fully booked for the entire week that they're showing this film, which goes to show it's been highly anticipated. Recommended.
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