Young Soul Rebels
First screened in August 2010
Director: Isaac Julien. Cast: Valentine Nonyela, Mo Sesay, Sophie Okonedo, Jason Durr, Gary McDonald, Eamonn Walker, James Bowers, Dorian Healy, Shyro Chung, Frances Barber, Billy Braham, Wayne Norman, Ray Shell, Debra Gillett, Brian Conway, Mike Mungarvan. Screenplay: Paul Hallam, Derrick Saldaan McClintock, and Isaac Julien. Twitter Capsule:
Atypical POV on punk/disco-era Britain, but every scene goes just where you're guessing. Formally a letdown.
On the whole, the project is original, especially in its racial and sexual diversity. At scene level, it's much less so. Julien's a major figure, but see his shorts first.