We are thrilled to announce that Jon Ronson is our guest at our film night on Tuesday 14th November at Hackney Picturehouse.

The journalist, author and filmmaker joins host Paul Richards showing Dance Craze preceded by a Q&A.

The legendary concert film  captures the best of 2 Tone Records, the iconic label that emerged from Coventry in 1979, to release the best of the British ska revival featuring The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, The Beat, Bad Manners and The Bodysnatchers.

Director Joe Massot (The Song Remains the Same) and acclaimed cinematographer Joe Dunton filmed 2 Tone bands at various venues over the course of 1980, using the newly invented Steadicam on Super 35mm film to make it look like the camera was dancing along with the beat of the music. The result is an incredible document of the sheer force and energy of the musicians and fans from one of the most exhilarating post-punk scenes.

Tickets are now on sale.