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Beats (18)

24 May
30 May 2019

Directed by

Brian Welsh


A universal story of friendship, rebellion and the irresistible power of gathered youth set to an eclectic 1990s rave soundtrack. Set in 1994 Scotland, it’s adapted from Kieran Hurley’s stage play and hinges on the Tory government’s crackdown on rave culture that year. Our heroes are two gawky West Lothian teenagers, techno-head Jonno (Cristian Ortega) and Spanner (Lorn Macdonald). Best friends at school, their paths look set to diverge and when word travels of an upcoming underground protest rave, it seems like an ideal chance for one last hurrah.

"A truly heartfelt rites-of-passage tale - an immersive, intoxicating portrayal of the rave scene at its peak" - Empire Magazine