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This film was last shown on 4 June 2019

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.


Brian Welsh
1 hour 42 minutes
Brian Ferguson, Martin Donaghy, Ryan Fletcher


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