The Black International Film Festival and Jamaica National in association with The Drum and Kush Film presents a thrilling double bill of one new and one classic Jamaican film, presented in one cultural evening with Jamaican snacks and drinks on offer and the Luv Injection selectors playing all your favourite tunes.
Ghett’a Life: action drama set in politically turbulent inner-city Jamaica. Derrick is a coming of age street fighter who lives in a politically divided community in a Kingston ghetto, where to cross the line means being a traitor and death. One day, Derrick’s football goes over the wall into a gym – and into the other side of the political divide. To venture there he would have to go against his father, his community, and his beliefs. Will Derrick’s future be held back by the system he has accepted?
Dir. Chris Browne, 2011
Rockers: a classic of Jamaican filmmaking, featuring a star-studded line-up of reggae musicians. Horsemouth sets himself up in business selling records but when gangsters steal his bike things start to turn nasty. As tensions build, Horsemouth and friends plot to end the gangsters’ reign of terror and restore justice to the people of Kingston.
Dir. Ted Bafaloukos, 1978
100 minutes Cert. 15
ADMISSION: £5 (£3)
Friday 26th October 2012 at 7pm
The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 4UU
Box Office: 0121 333 2444
Doors Open: 7pm
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