A Northern Soul, 19 – 26 July – Middleton Hall & Vue Cinema Hull

We’re delighted to present in partnership with Hull film-maker Sean McAllister (director of BAFTA nominated A Syrian Love Story), an eight-day run of his new film A Northern Soul.


Sean McAllister | 2018 | UK | 76 mins | Cert 12A (TBC) | Documentary

Class and chance collide in Sean McAllister’s new film, as young performers in Hull are guided through their home’s transformational year as UK City of Culture 2017. 

Book your tickets in advance via Hull Box Office HERE, or call 01482 221113

Following the success of his last film, 2015’s Doc/Fest Grand Jury Winner A Syrian Love Story, Sean McAllister returns to Hull, his hometown, for the UK City of Culture year. Living with his 90-year-old parents and reflecting on the changes happening in a city hit by cuts in public spending and divided by Brexit,

Sean is drawn to the fringes of town where he encounters Steve – a struggling warehouse worker by day and hip-hop performer (Redeye Feenix) by night – who harbours his own creative dream.

Featuring footage from City of Culture events including the spectacular Made in Hull show at the start of the year, which was curated by McAllister, A Northern Soul examines our city’s year in the limelight from a fresh and vital perspective.

Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 July, 7:30pm, Middleton Hall, University of Hull

+ post-film Q&A with Sean McAllister and Steve Arnott, plus performances from Beats Bus Kids at selected screenings

Monday 23 – Thursday 26 July, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull

+ post-film Q&A with Sean McAllister and Steve Arnott


  1. Stirling hope says:

    Vue Hull please2 tickets for Wednesday 25/07/18

  2. Anne Asquith says:

    This is how it is , we see with clarity how someone with a dream can be thwarted. But knowing and recognition sorts it.

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