LONDON REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL!

London’s Regent Street Cinema is to host the Uptown Rockers Reggae Film Festival next month.

In collaboration with Flipside London Tours and Music Film Network, over the weekend of 17-18 September, the festival will screen iconic features and documentaries from Jamaica and the UK.

Highlights include Perry Henzell’s Jamaican gangster classic The Harder They Come, starring JIMMY CLIFF; I Am The Gorgon, a documentary about legendary producer Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee and the growth of reggae throughout the world; Pressure, set in 70s West London and hailed as Britain’s first black feature film; and Babylon, the 80s sound system feature starring ASWAD’s Brinsley Forde.

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Screenings will be accompanied by Q&As with some of the leading players.

The full festival schedule is as follows….

SATURDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER
5.00 pm: I Am The Gorgon: Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee And The Roots Of Reggae (Documentary/85 mins)
7.00 pm: Rockers (Feature/100 mins)
9.00 pm: The Harder They Come (Feature/103 mins)

SUNDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER
3.30 pm: Reggae In A Babylon (Documentary/48 mins) + Reggae (Documentary/60 mins)
5.30 pm: Pressure (Feature/120 mins) + Wilf Walker Q&A
8.30 pm: Babylon (Feature/94 mins) + Trevor Laird Q&A

Tickets are on sale now here.

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