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Los Feliz 3 | 50th Anniversary Screening
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The world’s first contact with Jamaica and reggae music, before Bob Marley broke big and England fell in love with the sound. Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff stars as Ivan, a country boy who travels to the big city with dreams of recording a song. Turning to a life of crime in desperation, Ivan does achieve his dream of being famous when he becomes Jamaica’s most wanted man – and his song becomes a big hit. Director Perry Henzell’s masterpiece uses this odyssey as the basis for a forceful study of corruption of all kinds, all set to a fantastic soundtrack, feeling at times like a musical TAXI DRIVER. Originally released by Roger Corman, THE HARDER THEY COME became a midnight movie sensation and inspired The Clash’s “The Guns of Brixton.”
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