2011 Tribeca Film Festvial: Neds and Roadie
Neds tracks the ebb and flow of adolescents in the streets of 1970s Glasgow. Buzz-cut youths with cuffed-jeans and Doc Martens battle like immigrant mobs of early New York with kitchen knives and crow bars, bellowing the names of their respective crews. At the center of one cutthroat melee is John McGill (Conor McCarron), a soft-faced teenager who not long before was a bookish lad terrorized by toughs and teachers alike. Now he beats them bloody for little reason, his once-formidable intellect long forgotten…
My festival reviews of the films Neds and Roadie can be read at PopMatters.