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UK, 2018, 101mins, Cert.18

Film description

It’s 1994, and best mates Johnno and Spanner share a deep bond: their love of electronic dance music. On the cusp of adulthood. life is destined to take them in very different directions - but not this summer. The explosion of the free party scene and the largest counter-cultural youth movement in recent history is happening across the UK, and the pair want a taste. In pursuit of one last night together, they journey into an underworld of anarchy and freedom with brutal and euphoric consequences. 

Adapted from a play by Kieran Hurley by director Brian Welsh (In Our Name), and shot in striking black & white, Beats is universal story of friendship, rebellion and the irresistible power of gathered youth, set to a soundtrack as eclectic and electrifying as the scene it gave birth to. 

Showing as part of Growing Pains

Growing pains is a small season, bringing together films that have at their heart stories about young people, their experiences, and their perspectives on the world.
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