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By Sarah Ward
January 29, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
January 29, 2021
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In Beats, one of the best movies you probably didn't see last year, two Scottish teenagers are desperate to attend their first rave. Even if you've done your fair share of dancing to electronic tunes, it was easy to understand how they felt in 2020. With Brisbane's event scene still finding its way back to normal, that feeling remains the same now.

South Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art has a big-screen option, however, thanks to a nicely curated lineup of movies about rave culture. The free program is called Rave, too, and it's filled with bangers of the cinematic kind until March 10.

As well as Beats, you can tap your toes along to Gaspar Noe's nightmarish Climax, 2000 classic Groove and the Ewan McGregor-starring 90s masterpiece Trainspotting. The sublime Paris-set Eden dives into the 90s scene that gave us Daft Punk, while documentary Raving Iran explores Tehran's underground techno scene — and the selection also includes the moving BPM (Beats Per Minute), plus docos Bring Down The Walls, If It Were Love, Everybody in The Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992, Modulations: Cinema for the Ear and A Life in Waves.

Films screen on Saturday afternoons from around midday (with times changing per session) and on Wednesday evenings from 6pm.

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