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Beats

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Overview

A universal story of friendship, rebellion, and the irresistible power of music set against the backdrop of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act of 1994, which banned unlicensed raves across the UK, BEATS follows best friends and polar opposites Johnno and Spanner who, realizing they are destined for different futures, sneak out to an illegal party in pursuit of one last crazy night together. 

 

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

Rotterdam 2019

Slamdance 2019

Critic’s Pick! "This tender, detail-filled movie lives for the moment.”

Ben Kenigsberg

New York Times

"Pure cinema — a throbbing trip into the heart of a moment"

David Ehrlich

Indiewire

“A hands-in-the-air joyride”

Time Out

"Exuberant”

Variety

Cast & Crew
  • Johnno : Cristian Ortega
  • Spanner : Lorn MacDonald
  • Alison : Laura Fraser
  • Directed by : Brian Welsh
  • Written by : Kieran Hurley and Brian Welsh
  • Produced by : Camilla Bray
  • Based on a play by : Kieran Hurley
  • Executive Producers : Mary Burke, Norman Merry, Leslie Finlay, Peter Hampden, Ewan Angus, Richard Wolfe, Steven Soderbergh, Rebecca O'Brien, Scott Meek, Will Clarke, Mike Runagall, Andy Mayson, Vincent Maraval
  • Director of Photography : Ben Kracun
  • Production Designer : Victor Molero
  • Line Producer : Eimhear McMahon
  • Costume Designer : Carole K Fraser
  • Production Sound Mixer : David Bowtle-McMillian Amps
  • Visual Artist : Nicky Smith
  • Supervising Sound : Joakim Sunstrom
  • Re-recording Mixer : Robert Farr
  • Edited by : Robin Hill
  • Music Director : Keith McIvor
  • Original Music by : The Golden Filter - Stephen Hindman & Penelope Trappes
  • Casting Director : Caroline Stewart
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2019
  • Release Date : TBD
  • Countries of Production : UK
  • Languages : English
  • Running Time : 101 min
  • Screen Ratio : 1.78:1
  • Sound : 5.1
  • Color : Black and White
  • Rating : Not Rated
Theatrical Engagements
Theater Name
City
State
Date
Los Angeles
CA
06/26/2020
Washington
DC
06/26/2020
Chicago
IL
06/26/2020
Kansas City
MO
06/26/2020
Tampa
FL
06/26/2020
San Francisco
CA
06/26/2020
Los Angeles
CA
06/26/2020
Seattle
WA
06/26/2020
Cleveland
OH
06/26/2020
St. Charles
Illinois
06/26/2020
Sandpoint
ID
06/26/2020
Minneapolis
Minnesota
06/26/2020
New York
New York
06/26/2020
Rochester
New York
06/26/2020
Cincinnati
Ohio
06/26/2020
Portland
Oregon
06/26/2020
Maitland
Florida
06/26/2020
Denver
Colorado
06/26/2020
Tampa
Florida
06/26/2020
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