From the archive
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