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Northern Soul films

Posted in Dance, Film, Music with tags on July 18, 2009 by lili

Function At The Junction (2001) is a short film by Justin McArdle, that, rumor has it, is being made into a feature movie…(??)

Function at the Junction’ is a 13-minute black comedy, which centres on a dance competition in a Northern Soul nightclub in 1975. The film pays homage to a scene, which impassioned a whole generation and showcases the music, dance and style of the Northern Soul movement. The attention to detail will have veterans reaching for their talcum powder once again with vintage cars, scooters, 70’s wallpaper and original Northern Soul vinyl reviving memories of an era. Tensions and stakes are high at The Junction Club for Jake Bancroft as he sparks the floor against Spike Townsend and vain mod Tony Callow to take the ultimate title. With club boss Richie Lance set to make a killing from the loaded bets, Jake will need to field some sharp moves from all directions. With breathtaking dance sequences, the film introduces some new, Kung-Fu kicking Northern Soul trained talent, who have all been put through their paces by Wigan Casio regular ‘Reeves’. The central cast also boasts a line up of rising British drama and comedy stars including Merseybeat’s John McArdle, Paul Kaye aka Dennis Pennis. This British short has a modern photographic and cutting style, which incorporates the latest digital editing techniques to create a stylish and contemporary piece of film. (via)

Here’s another one – Souled Out – that is in production

And they are looking for extras!

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