2hrs 10mins

This effortlessly cool, slickly stylised postmodern western from musician-turned-director Jeymes Samuel follows the quest of outlaw Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) to unite a gang and seek revenge on the escaped master criminal Rufus Buck (Idris Elba).

This film screens as a part of our season Set it Off: A Tribute to Black Genre Cinema, click here to learn more.

Unfortunately no Audio Description track is available for this feature.
Black Genre Cinema
Jeymes Samuel
violence, injury detail, language

Towering crime boss Rufus Buck (Idris Elba) escapes jail in a daring train breakout, with the assistance of his hostile yet charming entourage, led by Trudy Smith (Regina King) & Cherokee Bill (Lakeith Stanfield).

Having experienced first-hand the ruthless wrath of Buck at a young age, the resolute Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) asssembles a motley crew of trusted outlaws, including old flame Mary Fields (Zazie Beetz) and Marshall Bass Reeves (Delroy Lindo) to exact revenge on Love – leading to an electric, nail-biting, gun-toting standoff.

Based on true stories of real-life cowboys from the American West, and produced by Shawn Carter (aka Jay-Z), who also contributes to the film’s blistering soundtrack, this feature debut from musician Jeymes Samuel is an electrifying, endlessly stylish genre blast.

The Harder They Fall stands as a proudly Black redux of a well-worn genre, breathing vital, energised new cinematic life into the Western.

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Thu 25 Aug
Mon 12 Sep

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