MGFF: Young Soul Rebels
Mardi Gras Film Festival
The 25th Mardi Gras Film Festival is brought to you by Queer Screen. This year they’ve planned a massive festival for you to enjoy, with more films, more venues, more international guests and more filmmaker events. The festival runs 15 Feb – 1 March. Full program here.
PLEASE NOTE: TICKETING FOR THIS EVENT IS RUN THROUGH MARDI GRAS FILM FESTIVAL — GOLDEN AGE FILM CLUB MEMBERSHIPS & GIFT PASSES CANNOT BE USED FOR THIS SCREENING.
In the long hot summer of 1977, London prepared for the Silver Jubilee celebrations to the sounds of the burgeoning punk, soul and funk scenes. Soul boys Chris (Valentine Nonyela) and Caz (Mo Sesay), a pair of pirate radio DJs, broadcast their show from a friend’s garage, tussling with the local skinheads, and clubbing with Chris’ sassy music-industry girlfriend Tracy (Sophie Okonedo).
But social and sexual tensions in the community reach boiling point following the murder of a local black gay man. With its soulful soundtrack – with Funkadelic, X-Ray Spex, Parliament, Sylvester and more – and enthusiastic young cast, this 1991 Cannes Critics’ Week prize-winner is an engaging and sensitive drama from acclaimed artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien.
|Cast:||Valentine Nonyela, Mo Sesay, Dorian Healy, Sophie Okonedo|