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Hull Independent Cinema: A NORTHERN SOUL

24/07/2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

£5 – £7

Hull Independent Cinema presents A NORTHERN SOUL + Q&A
Sean McAllister | 2018 | UK | Cert 12A Advisory | 76 mins | Documentary

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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.

A NORTHERN SOUL | Sean McAllister | 2018 | UK | Cert 12A Advisory | 76 mins | Documentary


Following the success of his last film, 2015’s Sheffield 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 light 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.

The film will feature a post-film Q&A with Sean McAllister and Steve Arnott.

Awards and Reviews

Sheffield Doc/Fest Opening Night Film

“A NORTHERN SOUL is a great work of radical empathy, in which the economic difficulties of the city and the contradictions of regeneration through culture are visible alongside a testament to the charm and strength of personality of the city’s residents.” – Charlie Phillips, The Guardian


A NORTHERN SOUL is expected to be rated 12A by Hull City Council.

Programme Details

Vue Cinema Hull is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around ten minutes before the performance starts.

7:30pm: Programme starts

9:15pm: Programme ends

The programme runtime includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases, the film will begin immediately after a short introduction. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised programme start time.

Tickets Terms and Conditions

If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We reserve the right to refuse admission, without refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.

If you purchase a membership or student ticket your membership card/student ID MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your membership card/student ID we reserve the right to charge an additional £1 for your ticket.

** Please note: Tickets are not available via the Vue Box Office and is not included in Vue’s £4.99 ticket deal. Tickets available via Hull Box Office or on the door at the Hull Independent Cinema desk in the theatre lobby.  


Vue Hull Princes Quay
Top Deck, Princes Quay Shopping Centre
Hull, HU1 2PQ United Kingdom
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08712 240 240

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