This film closes on Wednesday, October 29th.
England in 1974 and in a dreary Lancashire town John (Elliot Langridge) is about to take his final exams, leave school and face an uninspiring future on the factory production line. On a reluctant visit to his local youth club, John sees charismatic, confrontational Matt (Josh Whitehouse) dancing to Edwin Starr’s Time and is immediately drawn to the music and the moves. Under Matt’s guidance, John becomes a Northern Soul obsessive, the pair forming a tight bond in their commitment to the scene, tracking down rare soul records, attending drug-fuelled all-nighters at Wigan Casino, and vowing to save any spare cash so that they might one day get to America.
Featuring a number of familiar faces supporting an exceptional young cast, acclaimed photographer Elaine Constantine reveals her keen eye for period detail in her debut feature, a labour of love that brilliantly celebrates the music that soundtracked a pivotal youth movement and still resonates today. (Notes by Michael Hayden.)
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