Still from "Young Soul Rebels" (1991) Dir. Isaac Julien
Screenings

Young Soul Rebels

Friday Aug 16, 2019 7:30 PM This is a past program
The UCLA Film & Television Archive presents classic film and contemporary cinema in the Hammer's Billy Wilder Theater. Archive tickets are $9 general admission and free for UCLA students.
 

Winner of the Critics’ Prize at Cannes, British visual artist Isaac Julien’s fiction feature debut plunges us into the cultural cauldron that was London circa 1977. Pirate DJs Chris and Caz spin soul from a van in East London setting the beat to a youth scene of Teddy boys, punks, and skinheads bristling with racial and sexual tensions. When a friend is murdered cruising the local park, Chris and Caz are jettisoned in different directions as they each seek their own place amid the flux. (1991, dir. Isaac Julien, 16mm, color, 105 min.)