21 June 2019 7:30pm
22 June 2019 7:30pm
concession £7, members £6.50
Length: 101 mins
Director: Brian Welsh
Cast: Martin Donaghy, Brian Ferguson, Ryan Fletcher
The rush of the 1990s rave scene is perfectly captured in black and white in this enjoyable coming-of-age drama.
Jonno has reached a moment in his life when he needs to move on from the small Scottish town he lives in. By contrast, best friend Spanner seems destined to remain there.
When they find out about a local rave being organised, the two lads see it as their moment for a final hurrah.
“Coming on like Shane Meadows at 140BPM, Beats is a truly heartfelt rites-of-passage tale – an immersive, intoxicating portrayal of the rave scene at its peak.” ★★★★ – Empire Magazine
“[A]n infectiously enjoyable slice of knockabout nostalgia that wears its Trainspotting heritage proudly on its rough-edged tartan sleeve.” – Hollywood Reporter
“Beats brilliantly captures the nervy, joyful terror of turning up at a derelict warehouse equipped with a soundsystem and woefully inadequate toilet facilities.” – Screen International