T2: Trainspotting

With an introduction from Man About Kensal Town, Gordon Kennedy

Showing Times

Sat 24 Jun 15:00

Twenty years on, Renton (Ewan McGregor) is living abroad, cleaned up and successful.  When he hits the wall with a mid-life crisis he returns home, to the manacle-forged friendships of his youth.  And they're waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle).  Other old friends await, too:  sorrow, joy, vengeance; hatred, friendship, love; diamorphine, and self-destruction.  As with the original, it's hilarious, outrageous and heart-breaking by turn.  

“It’d better not be shite” was the phrase that director Danny Boyle remembers hearing repeatedly on the set of T2 Trainspotting, whispered by everyone from cast to crew. Thankfully, T2 is definitely not “shite”!   Without trying to recreate the shocking world of Trainspotting (could we be shocked again in quite the same way?), this credibly picks up with these people as if 20 years was but an interval between acts.

We welcome Gordon Kennedy - who plays Tulloch in T2 - to introduce the film for us.


Film Information

117 mins

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