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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
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State
Date
Los Angeles
CA
06/26/2020
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DC
06/26/2020
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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
Tamarac
Florida
06/26/2020
Detroit
Michigan
06/26/2020
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
06/26/2020
Austin
Texas
06/26/2020
Santa Fe
New Mexico
06/26/2020
Charlottesville
Virginia
06/26/2020
Iowa City
Iowa
06/26/2020
Detroit
Michigan
06/26/2020
Buffalo
New York
06/26/2020
Fairfax
Virginia
06/26/2020
Davis
California
06/26/2020
Omaha
Nebraska
06/26/2020
Newburgh
New York
06/26/2020
Boulder
Colorado
06/26/2020
Austin
Texas
06/26/2020
Coral Gables
Florida
06/26/2020
Oxnard
California
06/26/2020
Rochester
New York
07/03/2020
San Diego
California
07/03/2020
Cambridge
Massachusetts
07/03/2020
Brookline
Massachusetts
07/03/2020
Winston-Salem
North Carolina
07/03/2020
Concord
New Hampshire
07/03/2020
Ithaca
New York
07/03/2020
Tuscon
Arizona
07/03/2020
San Rafael
California
07/03/2020
Ambler
Pennsylvania
07/03/2020
Jenkintown
Pennsylvania
07/03/2020
Doylestown
Pennsylvania
07/03/2020
Princeton
New Jersey
07/03/2020
Chicago
Illinois
07/03/2020
Lincoln
Nebraska
07/03/2020
Chapel Hill
North Carolina
07/03/2020
Hudson
New York
07/10/2020
Vancouver
Washington
07/10/2020
Bethlehem
Pennsylvania
07/10/2020
Boise
Idaho
07/17/2020
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
07/17/2020
Nashville
Tennessee
07/17/2020
Billings
Montana
07/24/2020
Campbell
California
07/24/2020
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