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It's time again for a new edition of Reggae Classics with this night the ultimate Jamaican reggae classic, The Harder They Come (1972/2019) in our Cinema! It concerns a completely new scan of the original footage, so that the film looks and sounds better than ever before! And of course there are again Jamaican snacks from Reggae Rita and reggae tunes as soon as you enter the theatre.
The film is already 50 years old, but The Harder They Come is still considered 'the most influential Jamaican film and one of the most important films from the Caribbean', as renowned film scholar Barbara Mennel once described Perry Henzell's urban crime drama. With the story of 'original rude boy' Ivan Martin, director Perry Henzell put himself and Jamaican and Caribbean cinema on the map in 1972, ten years after Jamaica's independence. When young Jamaican Ivan Martin (played by reggae singer Jimmy Cliff) moves to Kingston, he tries to fulfill his dream of becoming a reggae singer. When his career doesn't take off, he gets involved with corrupt music producers and drug dealers. The film was a huge hit in Jamaica and became very popular in the United States and later elsewhere as well. The Harder They Come was not only the very first Jamaican feature film, it was also the film that introduced reggae to the world. Jimmy Cliff, whose character was loosely based on the life of Rhygin, a genuine Jamaican outlaw folk hero of the 1950s, contributed significantly to this with his legendary role and songs such as 'Many Rivers to Cross', 'You Can Get It If You Really Because' and, of course, 'The Harder They Come'. In short, an absolute must for every reggae fan and film lover!
Melkweg Cinema is thé Dutch film theater for music films. From unique concert films to much talked about music documentaries: the whole spectrum of music film can be seen here.