Director: Danny Boyle Run Time: 94 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1996
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, Shirley Henderson
Choose Life. A young man tries to escape the allure of drugs and drug addiction in Danny Boyle’s TRAINSPOTTING.
Nearly twenty years after its release, Trainspotting hasn’t lost any of the film magic that Danny Boyle created on the big screen when he adapted Irvine Welsh’s novel about heroin addicted youth in Edinburgh, Scotland. Audiences go on a perfectly paced ride, fueled with highs and lows, following a group of lost young adults trying to escape the mundane in the mid-1990s. Welsh’s brilliant cast of characters come to life (our favorite – Sick Boy) as the story centers around Renton (played to perfection by a young and skinny Ewan McGregor) and his attempts to clean up his life. And while some of Trainspotting scenes are shocking, others are shockingly beautiful; showing the glory and inevitable downfall associated with drug addiction.
Part of Nitehawk’s midnite JUST SAY YES program.