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Trainspotting

Danny Boyle | 1996 | 93 MINS
UK
Cult of Cinema

In this modern-day cult classic, an addict deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out despite the allure of drugs and the influence of friends.

★★★★★ The Guardian

FROM 27 Jun

Date and Times

Thu 27 Jun
20:30
Auditorium

In Detail

Heroin addict Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) stumbles through bad ideas and sobriety attempts with his unreliable friends - Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Begbie (Robert Carlyle), Spud (Ewen Bremner) and Tommy (Kevin McKidd). He also has an underage girlfriend, Diane (Kelly Macdonald), along for the ride.

After cleaning up and moving from Edinburgh to London, Mark finds he can't escape the life he left behind when Begbie and Sick Boy show up. The film has lost none of its edge today, managing to be both inarguably of its time, but also has not dated nearly as most youth culture movies tend to. This is partly due to Danny Boyle’s canny music choices – Iggy Pop, Lou Reed had Underworld - plus iconic scenes like the boys watching Archie Gemmill in 1978, scoring for Scotland against Netherlands in the World Cup.

We also screen Boyle’s ‘Sunshine’ in July as the second of our Cult of Cinema offering this season.

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