A Scottish director will make a special guest appearance at Aberdeen’s independent cinema Belmont Filmhouse for a question and answer session.
Brian Welsh, director of Beats, will answer questions from the audience of the film’s first screening in Aberdeen which takes place this Saturday at 6.05pm.
A critically acclaimed, bittersweet coming-of-age story from Welsh (In Our Name), and adapted by Kieran Hurley from his own stage play – the UK Premiere of the film was the closing night screening at Glasgow Film Festival 2019.
Set in West Lothian in 1994, the story hinges on the Conservative government’s crackdown on rave culture, and our heroes are two gawky techno-head teenagers – Johnno (Cristian Ortega) and Spanner (Lorn Macdonald). Best friends at school, their paths now look set to diverge – with Johnny moving away and Spanner stuck with his bullying older brother, but when word travels of an upcoming underground protest rave, it seems like an ideal chance for one last big night.
Belmont Filmhouse marketing officer James Erwin said: “Beats is raw, entertaining and, eventually, absolutely euphoric. It follows in a fine tradition of Scottish filmmaking that shines a light on subcultures and societal ‘outcasts’ and we’re really looking forward to hearing Brian Welsh’s insight at the question and answer session. It’s really exciting to have him with us.”
The film is rated 18 and tickets for all screenings are available now from Belmont Filmhouse Box Office. To book, call 01224 343 500 or go to www.belmontfilmhouse.com