A NORTH­ERN SOUL

OUT 24 AU­GUST

Total Film - - Big Screen -

Doc­u­men­tary from Sean McAl­lis­ter (A Syr­ian Love Story) about as­pir­ing hip-hop artist Steve Arnott as he bal­ances shift work, debts and his dreams of us­ing mu­sic to men­tor es­tate kids in Hull dur­ing the City of Cul­ture cel­e­bra­tions of 2017. What emerges is a so­cial­re­al­ist pic­ture of work­ing class life, re­call­ing Ken Loach with its af­fect­ing por­trait of the hu­man spirit un­der pres­sure from crush­ing poverty. Tim Cole­man

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