Young Soul Rebels

Youth culture meets identity politics in this part-thriller, part-gay love story set in London in 1977, days before the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations. The hedonistic world of pirate DJs Chris and Caz is shattered when a close friend is killed while cruising in the local park. The black community suspect the National Front, but the police pull Chris in as a suspect. This beautifully crafted period piece, a bold and stylish debut feature from Isaac Julien, paints a convincing picture of late-'70s London. The city is a carefully mapped out social landscape, open to all but offering safety to none, as we are taken to a Dalston barber, east London council estates festooned with Union Jacks, West End offices, soul clubs and city parks.

Grosses

Domestic (100%)
$225,664
Summary Details
Opening$2,609
1 theaters
Release DateNov 20, 1991
MPAAR
Running Time1 hr 45 min
GenresDrama Music
In Release44 days/6 weeks
Widest Release8 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Nov 22-2423$2,609-1-$2,609$3,3211
Dec 20-2216$146,947----$225,6645