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