Modernism + Film | Young Soul Rebels

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Wednesday, December 8 at 7:30 PM

Young Soul Rebels

Join us for a special screening of Isaac Julien’s 1991 film Young Soul Rebels. This film, set in 1977, follows the story of an East London DJ accused of murdering his partner. Young Soul Rebels was Julien’s first feature film and was released in theaters, making it a fascinating comparison to Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi - A Marvellous Entanglement on view in the museum’s galleries.

This film is rated R for sexuality and language. Viewers under the age of 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian.


Artist and scholar Shambhavi Kaul will give remarks on the historical and artistic context surrounding this work. Kaul is an Associate Professor in Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University. 

Event Details, Time, & Tickets

Tickets to the film are free but must be reserved in advance as space is limited.

An event reception with a cash/credit bar begins at 5 PM in the Bechtler lobby followed by the presentation and film screening at 7:30 PM in the Wells Fargo Auditorium. Guest speaker remarks will begin 7:30 PM.

Thanks to Bank of America's Wednesday Night Live program, visitors can arrive early to view Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi — A  Marvellous  Entanglement for free before the film.

Program Note: In accordance with the updated NCDHS guidelines, face masks are required for staff, as well as guests ages 3 and older.

Modernism + Film series is developed in partnership with the Charlotte chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture.