Beats + Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore 18

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This film was last shown on 17 May 2019

Memory Dance presents a special Friday night Live Cinema launch for new 90s set rave film, Beats. Preceding the main event, we begin with an introduction from Sheffield journalist Daniel Dylan Wray (Guardian, VICE, Noisey, Pitchfork, Quietus) and a screening of Mark Leckey’s seminal short film, Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore.

After the film, join us in the bar for a session of peak time 1989-1994 bleep, bass, acid house and hardcore plucked from the Sheffield-based Fantasy FM / SCR pirate radio airwaves. Static, noise and shout-outs.

On the big screen and into your eyes will be a rolling loop of rare Sheffield and South Yorkshire archive video from the period, featuring all the dancers, clubs, and fashions from the scene.

Film: 8pm - 10:15pm
In the bar: 10pm – Late
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BEATS (18)

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.

This event is sponsored by Live Cinema UK.

Brian Welsh
2 hours 16 minutes
Brian Ferguson, Martin Donaghy, Ryan Fletcher


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