The Harder They Come 15

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‘The Harder They come’ follows the rocky road to Reggae stardom as anti-hero Ivan played by Jimmy Cliff falls into a life of crime and passion. Considered as one of Jamaica’s most culturally significant films due to its naturalistic portrayal of black Jamaicans in real locations and use of Patois. Its influential soundtrack credited for bringing Reggae to the world features Cliff’s anthem ‘The Harder They Come’ alongside hits from The Slickers, Toots and the Maytals and Desmond Dekker. Described in the Village Voice as the definitive post-colonial cult movie musical, this ground-breaking classic has been fully restored and remastered in high definition for its 50th anniversary.

Before the first screening of this film on August 5 there will be a DJ set from reggae specialists Trojan Explosion in the Café Bar beginning at 6pm.


Perry Henzell
1 hour 42 minutes
Janet Bartley, Jimmy Cliff, Winston Stona


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