Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, June 17, 2011 – Saturday, June 18, 2011

9:30 PM

A series of refreshingly new British films, assembled by The Film Society of Lincoln Center




(UK/2010directed and written by Peter Mullan)

Set in 1970s Glasgow confident, studious and optimistic John McGill is just about to start secondary school. His friendship with middle-class Julian highlights his impoverished and dysfunctional family background. Scared, resentful, full of rage, he makes a decision and joins a gang of NEDS, taking to the savage life of the streets with a vengeance. NEDS are ‘Non-Educated Delinquents’. The bad boys with weapons and attitude: cheap drugs, glam rock, fumbling sex, the violence and the camaraderie of the streets. Local monsters and also local heroes. But as John’s rage and frustration spin him further and further out of control, he is left facing a blank wall. No future, but with one extraordinary chance of redemption. This powerful new film from the director of The Magdalene Sisters was a smash hit at the Toronto Film Festival. (124 min.)