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A universal story of friendship, rebellion and the irresistible energy of youth, set to an eclectic and electrifying 90s rave soundtrack, Beats is a bittersweet coming-of-age story from Scottish director Brian Welsh.

Kicking off in 1994 Scotland when the Tory government launched a crackdown on rave culture, our heroes - techno-head Jonno and his best mate Spanner - set up one last hurrah when they hear about an underground protest rave.

Shot in luminous black-and-white and buzzing with the vivid delights of club culture, Beats rumbles with a Trainspotting-esque spirit.

Join us at 8pm on Friday 17th May for a special screening of Beats, with a rare opportunity to see the iconic short film Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore by British contemporary artist, Mark Leckey, on the big screen. Leckey's film, which splices together archive footage from three decades of dance culture, has been described as "perhaps the finest portrayal of British nightlife ever captured". Tickets for this event can be purchased here.

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Director
Brian Welsh
Country
UK
Duration
1 hour 42 minutes
Cast
Brian Ferguson, Martin Donaghy, Ryan Fletcher

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