Lily #SharesUrban and provides some comparisons with the book. Spoiler Free.
Why must the youth fight against themselves?
Government leaving the youth on the shelf
This place, is coming like a ghost town”.
Ghost Town by The Specials
This weekend, I had the privilege of attending two screenings (including the World Premiere) of a film called Urban and The Shed Crew, at Leeds International Film Festival. Based on the memoir by Bernard Hare, and set in Leeds, England in the 1990s, it tells the story of a disillusioned ex-social worker who befriends a boy and his gang, the adventures they go on and the lessons they learn from each other. Having read Bernard Hare’s memoir of the same name only a couple of weeks before the screening, I was very curious to see how Hare’s very distinct and witty author’s voice was translated into a gripping screenplay.
What struck me most about the film was the way in…
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