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Perry Henzell: The Harder They Come at Screen25

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Time 17:00
Date 11/08/18
Price Free
  • Produced by Screen25
  • Price Free
  • Get ready Jamaica's first feature film and a rollicking soundtrack.
  • Bring along colour!
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  • See you at Screen25

Celebrate Jamaican independence at Screen25 with the first ever Jamaican feature film - Perry Henzell's The Harder They Come - the explosive 1972 cult classic, starring Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff.

Starring reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff, the film follows the misadventures of rural Jamaican musician and antihero Ivan, who embarks on the long journey to Kingston in search of fame and fortune. After being betrayed by the music industry, Ivan finds himself at the hands of corrupt record producers and drug pushers, but rather than fail his dreams he lets nothing stand in his way; not even the law.

Riding on the wave of influential early 70s Blaxploitation films such as Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song and Shaft, The Harder They Come boasts a rollicking reggae soundtrack, that is said to have "brought reggae to the world", and is absolutely guaranteed to get your toes tapping.

Why not arrive before 5pm for a pre-film party celebrating the fine flavours and sweet sounds of Jamaica? Hosted in partnership with immersive events company We Are Parable and high end British footwear brand Uptown Yardie.