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Following the Friday Film Club season’s theme of anti-heroes taking on the man, Jimmy Cliff is electrifying as Ivanhoe Martin, a country boy who comes to the city looking for work. He lands a record contract, cutting the eponymous track for an unscrupulous local producer who exploits him. After a bitter dispute, he resorts to petty crime to pay the bills, as his record tops the charts. Director Perry Henzell’s all-Jamaican production portrays the vibrancy, violence and corruption of a country struggling to throw off it’s colonial shackles and boasts a killer soundtrack that put reggae on the world map.
Includes a live introduction to set the scene.
UK Rating: 15

£6, under 18s £2

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