1991 / 105 min. / R
Director: Isaac Julien
Cast: Valentine Nonyela, Mo Sesay, Dorian Healy, Sophie Okonedo

Black Gold: Isaac Julien’s YOUNG SOUL REBELS!

BLACK GOLD is back at it again! Celebrating the best of black cinema and its icons from then ’til now, Black Gold invites you to join us Thursday, June 21st for a screening of Isaac Julien’s debut feature film, YOUNG SOUL REBELS!

1977: Queen’s Silver Jubilee year. Two London soul-boys want their pirate radio station to reach a wider public. Chris (Valentine Nonyela) is distracted both by the big-time lure of the mainstream ‘Metro’ station and by Tracy (Sophie Okonedo, in her first role!), while Caz (Mo Sesay) reacts to what he sees as his old friend’s betrayal by taking up with gay socialist-worker punk Billibud (Jason Durr). Worse, the cops suspect Chris of murdering one of Caz’s friends at a local cruising spot.

The recipient of the critics prize at the 1991 Cannes Films Festival, Isaac Julien’s Young Soul Rebels is an ambitious first feature: equal parts noir whodunnit, coming of age tale, and queered counterculture document, this uniquely spirited film offers a thumb toward Britain’s official history by presenting a vibrant microcosm of the racial, sexual, and cultural tensions that underscored the 1970s. And THAT soundtrack!


There will be prizes!

Generously sponsored by The BeguilingBoosie Fade, and Eyesore Cinema!

We have 5 accessible sections in our theatre which you can reserve ahead of time by calling 416-466-4400 ext 0. One of our accessible seating areas has space for two mobility devices and a small section behind for the party to join. The other three are for single mobile devices with 2-3 seats beside it.

Please note that we do not have accessible washrooms. All of our washrooms are upstairs.

Black Gold wishes to acknowledge the Haudenosaunee and the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the original keepers of this land, for hosting Black Gold and The Royal Cinema. Today, the meeting place of Tkaronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and present in this territory.

Upcoming Screenings:

None Currently Scheduled