3 crime films you need to see at Hull Noir

If you’re a crime fiction fanatic, you’ll be pleased to know that Hull Noir is fast approaching, celebrating the very best in crime fiction through panels, script readings and film screenings.

Curated in partnership with Hull Independent Cinema, the Hull Noir film season focuses on the work and legacy of local crime fiction writer, Ted Lewis. Set in the bleak surroundings of downtrodden British towns, Ted’s genre-defining grisly revenge stories include the celebrated GBH and Jack Returns Home, which has gone on to inspire crime fiction writers and filmmakers across the globe.

So what’s in store?


13 Nov, 7.30pm (£6-£7)
Vue Cinema, Princes Quay Shopping Centre
Certified 18

Mirroring Lewis’ revenge blueprint and kicking the season off is John Boorman’s neo-noir classic, Point Blank. Starring Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson, the film follows one man’s relentless quest for revenge following a heist gone wrong. With $93,000 at stake, Lee Marvin’s character and his seductive accomplice will stop at nothing to get what is rightfully theirs.


15 Nov, 7.30pm (£6-£7)
Vue Cinema, Princes Quay Shopping Centre
Certified 18

Spawned from Lewis’ novel Jack Returns Home and adapted by Mike Hodges, British thriller Get Carter is another gripping tale of revenge. Jack Carter, played by the legendary Michael Caine, is a hardened gangster who returns to his hometown in search of the truth behind his brother’s untimely death.

Ignoring threats from local gangster Cyril Kinnear, Carter descends deep into a dangerous criminal underworld, hell bent on exacting his own brand of justice, no matter the cost.


16 Nov, 7.30pm (£6-£7)
Vue Cinema, Princes Quay Shopping Centre
Certified 18

Providing a modern-day take on Lewis’ and Hodges’ vengeful themes, Shane Meadows’ harrowing Dead Man’s Shoes tells the story of a disaffected soldier who returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago.

Blending horror, the supernatural and social realism, Dead Man’s Shoes explores the underbelly of contemporary rural Britain in communities where crime is unchecked and drugs and intimidation are rife.

Certified 18.

Hull Noir takes place from 12 to 19 Nov, featuring panel talks from the likes of Martina Cole, John Connolly and Mark Billingham. Day passes for Sat 18 and Sun 19 are available now at £40 and weekend passes are available at £75. 

Tickets for Point Blank, Get Carter and Dead Man’s Shoes are also available now.