THE HARDER THEY COME [Rated 15]
Director: Perry Henzell. Starring: Jimmy Cliff, Carl Bradshaw, Basil Keane
This is the gritty, groundbreaking and truly legendary film that tells the story of Ivan Martin, an aspiring young singer-turned-outlaw, at war with Jamaica’s music industry, police, and his rivals in the ganja trade. His dreams of stardom become reality as he rises to the top of the pop charts… and the most wanted list.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME [TOC 16]
Director: Perry Henzell. Starring Carl Bradshaw, Countryman, Grace Jones
UK PREMIERE When Susan (Susan O’Meara), a film producer from NYC, goes to Jamaica to shoot a shampoo commercial, she finds herself drifting further and further away from the world she knows and into the life of the island, a strange alternative reality that turns many of her previously held assumptions upside down.
Other films from emerging filmmakers from the Caribbean are screened at the British Museum 13 -27 July. For more information please visit – www.diverseworld.org.uk/films and britishmuseum.ac.uk/whatson.