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trainspotting

Midnights: TRAINSPOTTING

April 1 @ 11:55 pm

Eventbrite - Midnights: 'Trainspotting'

Trainspotting is a searing pop-art portrait of a lost generation blowing out its brains. As they rail, chuckle, shout and dive into darkness, you’re trapped yourself between a bellylaugh and a scream.” – Chicago Tribune

“It would be hard to imagine a movie about drugs, depravity, and all-around bad behavior more electrifying than Trainspotting.” – Entertainment Weekly

“Crystallises youthful disaffection with the verve of the best and brightest pop culture. A sensation.” – Time Out

Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), a young man with few prospects and fewer ambitions, lives in economically depressed Edinburgh. Like most of his friends, Renton is a heroin addict who loves the drug’s blissful nothingness; financing his habit also provides excitement and challenges that his life otherwise lacks. Renton’s two best friends are also junkies: Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), a snappy dresser obsessed with James Bond, and Spud (Ewan Bremner), a guileless nerd who suggests Pee Wee Herman’s debauched cousin. Renton and his pals also hang out with Begbie (Robert Carlyle), a borderline psychotic who loathes junkies even though he drinks like a fish. After one too many brushes with the law, Renton kicks heroin and moves to London, where he finds a job, a flat, and something close to peace of mind. However, Sick Boy, Begbie, and Spud all arrive at his doorstep on the trail of a big score, leading Renton back into drugs and crime.

Dir. Danny Boyle. 1996. 95 min.

Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.

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Date:
April 1
Time:
11:55 pm
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