Rockers

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Presented by Soul Jazz Records

Soul Jazz Records are presenting the classic reggae film Rockers (1978) in this rare one-off screening at Regent Street Cinema.
Of the trio of classic reggae films released in the 1970s – Rockers, The Harder They Come and Babylon – Rockers remains the coolest, hippest, grooviest and most fun of all.

Rockers stars Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace playing a drummer (!) living in a Kingston ghetto making plans to make some extra money by selling and distributing records. He buys a motorcycle to carry them to the sound systems around the island. Get ready for a whirlwind trip through the Jamaican music business – made into a fantastic gripping narrative featuring a host of legendary reggae superstars!

Filmed in Kingston, Jamaica in 1978, the film opens with a stunning sequence – Rastafarian musicians performing the classic Satta Massagana while a roots poet performs to camera. Featuring a mind-blowing list of reggae artists guesting or starring in the film – Peter Tosh, Gregory Isaacs, Lee Perry, Dennis Brown, Bunny Wailer, Third World, Big Youth, The Heptones, Robbie Shakespeare, Leroy Smart, Dillinger and Burning Spear – this really is the one to see.

The film also features the best ever scene in a record store you will ever see – forget Hi-Fidelity this is the real deal!
Unbelievably, fantastically entertaining film with a wicked soundtrack!

The film will be introduced by Stuart Baker (head of Soul Jazz Records) and also followed by a free pre-xmas reggae and funk DJ-set from Soul Jazz Records Soundsystem DJs in the bar.

BBFC rating
15
Year
1979
Running time
100 mins
Country
Jamaica
Director
Ted Bafaloukos
Cast
Richard Hall, Leroy Wallace, Gregory Isaacs

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December 19th