The Harder They Come

October 48:30 pm
Q&A with Lloyd Bradley, author of Bass Culture: When Reggae Was King.
Black History Month event.

Country boy Ivanhoe Martin, played by musician Jimmy Cliff, arrives in Kingston to start a new chapter of his life. He’s looking for work and hoping to make it as singer. Harsh realities collide with wishful fantasies in a wild ride to an inevitable end. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the cult Jamaican crime film, credited with bringing reggae to the world.

“packed with indelible images and potent subtexts (and great songs)” Rob Nelson, City Pages (Minneapolis/St Paul)

“a celebration of Jamaican music and style” Roger Ebert, Chicago Sunday Times, 1973

The Harder They Come
Film Information

Release year: 1972
Running time:   109 mins
Directed by: Perry Henzell
Language:English, Jamaican Patois
Genre:Crime, Thriller
Starring:Jimmy Cliff,
Janet Bartley,
Carl Bradshaw,
Ras Daniel Hartman,
Basil Keane,
Bob Charlton
More info: IMDb
Rotten Tomatoes

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