Moving in the Shadows
U25 & Students
Disabled or Unwaged
Director: Joe Nixon
Duration: 105 mins
In the social climate of the swinging sixties, the times were changing. With this came new opportunity and freedom, enabling young people to create new identities, spearhead innovation and forge a creative revolution.
For the first time ever, many were working-class kids from provincial cities, and Leicester was no exception.
With amazing archive footage, and music from Leicester band Family, this documentary explores this fascinating untold story, and highlights some of the key characters from Leicester’s vibrant creative scene.
DJ Mark Darcy will be spinning some sixties vinyl before and after the screening.
"This fantastic film shines a light on the working-class subcultures and creatives that made 1960s Leicester ‘Boom City’" – Dr Emma Parker, University of Leicester
"Leicester’s 1960s creative scene was buzzing, and some of the faces that emerged from that period aren’t as well-known as they should be. Leicester doesn’t celebrate its home grown talent like other cities, but this film will hopefully start to change that" – Shaun Knapp, Music & Social History Author
Find out more via movingintheshadows.co.uk