(Brian Welsh, UK 2019, 101 min.)
In 1994, the UK parliament enacted the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act in an effort to crack down on illegal raves and music festival gatherings. It stated, in part, that it defined these gatherings as any group of more than twenty where music “includes sounds wholly or predominantly characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats.” In the midst of this, teenage Johnno’s mother is dating the chief of police and planning to move away from their current home, putting Johnno’s musical interests and friendships at risk. In a last-gasp effort for freedom, Johnno and best friend Spanner steal away to a pop-up rave in search of an unforgettable experience.
Film will be followed by a Q&A with director Brian Welsh, conducted by Steven Soderbergh.
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