WPKN Music on Film Series: Jimmy Cliff, The Harder They Come

Bijou Theatre CT

April 18, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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FILM - THE HARDER THEY COME - JIMMY CLIFF

This 1972 Jamaican crime film is directed by Perry Henzell and co-written by Trevor D. Rhone, and starsJimmy Cliff. The film is most famous for its reggae soundtrack that is said to have "brought reggae to the world".

Enormously successful in Jamaica, the film also reached the international market and has been described as "possibly the most influential of Jamaican films and one of the most important films from the Caribbean".

Ivanhoe Martin (Jimmy Cliff) arrives in Kingston, Jamaica, looking for work and, after some initial struggles, lands a recording contract as a reggae singer. He records his first song, "The Harder They Come," but after a bitter dispute with a manipulative producer named Hilton (Bob Charlton), soon finds himself resorting to petty crime in order to pay the bills. He deals marijuana, kills some abusive cops and earns local folk hero status. Meanwhile, his record is topping the charts.
THU · APRIL 18, 2019
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
$12.00

Contact Name: Gary Peterson

Contact Email: info@BijouTheatreCT.com

Contact Phone: 203-296-9605

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Ticket Information

THU · APRIL 18, 2019
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
$12.00

Phone:
203-296-9605

Email:
info@BijouTheatreCT.com

Venue

Bijou Theatre CT
275 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

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