1hr 43mins

The first Jamaican feature film and a revered cult favourite, Perry Henzell’s classic follows aspiring songwriter Ivan as he becomes embroiled in the corruption of record producers and the criminal rings of drug-pushers.

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Perry Henzell
Strong violence, drug misuse

Impoverished and in search of work, Ivan (played by musician Jimmy Cliff) pushes himself towards urban life in hope of finding a job and fulfilling his artistic dreams; a struggle that is met by exploitation, religion and the police.

Caught between success in the charts and danger in the slums, Ivan’s rise to fame in Kingston crackles with an urgent political realism that still feels radical and resonant today.

Most famous for its legendary reggae soundtrack, alongside the foregrounding of spoken Patois and its social documentation of Jamaican life, The Harder They Come is an unforgettable and energizing landmark in Caribbean cinema.

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Tue 16 Aug
Wed 17 Aug

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