Showing: Saturday 9th November at 10pm
Director: Brian Welsh
Cast: Kimber Closson, Martin Donaghy, Brian Ferguson
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Runtime: 1h 41m
1994. Best mates Johnno and Spanner share a deep bond, forged through childhood. Now on the cusp of adulthood, life is destined to take them in very different directions. But this summer is going to be different - both for them, and for their home, Scotland. The explosion of the free party scene and the largest counter-cultural youth movement in recent history is happening across the UK under their feet.
In pursuit of adventure and escape the boys head out on one last night together to an illegal rave: a journey into an underworld of anarchy and freedom and heady repetitive beats, that ends with a full-on collision with the forces of law and order. BEATS offers a universal story of friendship, rebellion & the irresistible power of gathered youth, set to a pumping soundtrack as eclectic and electrifying as the scene it gave birth to.
Even though it’s set in mid-90s Scotland, Brian Welsh’s film is still deeply relevant today. A love letter to a bygone era, and also to when dance music really spoke to the kids