Aero Theatre
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Thu, Sep 5, 2013
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Reggae & Jamaica
40th Anniversary! Guests In Person!

A discussion will follow the film with:

Roger Steffens, author, co-founder of KCRW's "Reggae Beat," former host of "L.A. Reggae," founding editor of The Beat magazine, and founding chairman of the Reggae Grammy Committee.

Michael Ochs, publicist for THE HARDER THEY COME under distributor Roger Corman, owner of The Michael Ochs Archives, and former host of KCRW's "Archives Alive."

1972, International Films, 120 min, Jamaica, Dir: Perry Henzell

The world’s first contact with Jamaica and reggae music, before Bob Marley broke big and England fell in love with the sound. Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff stars as Ivan, a country boy who travels to the big city with dreams of recording a song. Turning to a life of crime in desperation, Ivan does achieve his dream of being famous when he becomes Jamaica's most wanted man - and his song becomes a big hit. Director Perry Henzell’s masterpiece uses this odyssey as the basis for a forceful study of corruption of all kinds, all set to a fantastic soundtrack, feeling at times like a musical TAXI DRIVER. Originally released by Roger Corman, THE HARDER THEY COME became a midnight movie sensation and inspired The Clash’s "The Guns of Brixton."

Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Thu, Sep 5, 2013 • 7:30pm
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Free Screening! Producer David Garonzik In Person!
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