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The Harder They Come, Jamaican Independence Day, City Screen, York, August 6
11:35am Friday 3rd August 2012 in Film news and reviews
CITY Screen, York, is marking the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence with a day of Caribbean celebration on Monday.
The centrepiece will be the 8.15pm screening of The Harder They Come (15), Perry Henzell’s angry 1972 crime drama that stars musician Jimmy Cliff as an impoverished reggae singer drawn into the underworld of Kingston, Jamaica, as a cop in on the ganja trade is killed.
All Day Music in the Sky Lounge will climax with reggae DJs from 7pm to midnight and Jamaican food will be served throughout the day.
The half-century of Jamaican independence is also the subject of Lu Mason’s art exhibition at City Screen, on show until August 26.
• Tickets for The Harder They Come can be booked on 0871 902 5726 or picturehouses.co.uk