Kelvin Hall

BEATS film screening with Q&A

BEATS film screening with Q&A
Free - ticket required
Dates and times
29th May 2024
6:00PM - 8:00PM
18+ years

The National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall's Moving Image and Sound Archive is delighted to be screening the award-winning film BEATS (2019). 

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kieran Hurley who wrote the original play, Beats. 

Free, but ticketed. Please book here.

Synopsis of BEATS from the BFI: In the summer of 1994, in a small town in central Scotland, best mates Johnno (Cristian Ortega) and Spanner (Lorn Macdonald) head out for one last night of raving together before Johnno’s family move away. Shot partly on gritty black and white, Beats effortlessly taps into a youthful nostalgia for an endless party, and the counterculture movement of the 90s. 

Directed by: Brian Welsh 

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music 

Film running time: 102 mins 

Certificate: 18, very strong language 

The film will be subtitled. 

Kieran Hurley is an award-winning writer, performer, and theatre maker based in Glasgow. He has worked on various projects across film, TV and theatre, includng ADULTS (2023), MOUTHPIECE and SQUARE GO (2018).

Doors open at 17:30 

Come along early to see some 90s music memorabilia from the Library collection in our Access Centre. Feel free to wear your favourite 90s music t-shirt on the night. Accessible seating will be available. 

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Visit the Kelvin Hall website. A unique partnership between Glasgow Life, the University of Glasgow and the National Library of Scotland sees this historic and much loved venue transformed into an exciting new centre of cultural excellence providing access to collections, temporary displays, teaching and research, alongside a state-of-the-art Glasgow Club health and fitness centre.

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