June 21 - 23 at the Trylon
A late-1960s Jamaican export, reggae took the musical world by storm. Deeply connected to Rastafari, it also carried a powerful anti-colonial spirit. These two films stand out for their exceptional music and subversive messages. Promotional support for these screenings is provided by Sound Unseen.
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Upcoming Films in this Series
(1980, DCP, 95m) dir Franco Rosso w/Brinsley Forde, David N. Haines, Trevor Laird. Previously unreleased in North America because it was considered “too controversial and likely to incite racial tension,” Babylon finally gets its due. The film follows Blue (Forde) as he comes up against racism and xenophobia in every facet of London life. FRI/SAT 7:00 SUN 3:00
(1978, DCP, 100m) dir Ted Bafaloukos w/Leroy (Horsemouth) Wallace, Richard (Dirty Harry) Hall, Monica Craig. Horsemouth, a member of the reggae outfit Burning Spear, borrows money to buy a bike and start his own record-distribution company. When cronies of the local strongman steal the bike, he and his mates do what they must to get it back. FRI/SAT 9:00 SUN 5:00