A FILM ABOUT MEN WHO DANCE NORTHERN SOULS pg

Northern Souls
A Film About Men Who Dance
Plus Director Q&A and Live Northern Soul DJ Mike Eastwood
A special, unique event for Oakwood Cinema.

AN ADDITIONAL EVENT IN AID OF THE OAKWOOD CINEMA OUTREACH PROGRAMME.
Shown before the main film at 5.00 - 6.30. Saturday 25th March

‘Northern Souls’ is a film by Ian Thompson. This unique 25 minute documentary was screened at the ‘Being a Man’ Festival at Southbank Centre in London in late November. There was then a panel discussion with Ian Thompson, actor Christopher Eccleston and theatre director Javaad Alipoor, chaired by Tim Jonze, The Guardian’s music editor. This is a film about why men dance, and why some don’t. Ian and his wife Kath have been active on the Northern Soul for just over 3 years and the film features some of the men who have been important to them over the time they’ve been dancing.

This event is the only currently scheduled screening in the North. The film will be introduced briefly by the director who will also be available for a Q&A at the end if anybody wants to ask anything.

Admission will be from 4.30 and the film will start promptly at 5.00.

The film will be followed by a Northern Soul DJ set by renowned Northern Soul DJ Mike Eastwood. Mike will be playing classic Northern Soul tracks up to 6.30pm if people want to dance, or just listen and watch. The auditorium at Oakwood Cinema seats up to 150 people, so please book quickly to reserve your seat.

This is a separate event to the showing of ‘Hunt for The Wilderpeople’ later at 8.00.

All profits from this event will go to Oakwood Cinema’s Outreach Programme which brings the Oakwood Cinema experience to people who would have difficulty getting to a performance at The Parochial Hall.

Ian Thompson

Ian is a designer by day, running the branding consultancy Thompson Brand Partners. He is moving into film making and ‘Northern Souls’ is a reflection of his ideas about male dancing and particularly the Northern Soul scene which he has been active in for over 3 years. Ian is also one of the organisers of Oakwood Cinema, so he is very proud to bring the experience to a local audience.

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