ALEX KAPRANOS FILM NIGHT ON SUN 11TH FEB

We are delighted to announce that Alex Kapranos is our guest at our film night on Sunday 11th February at Hackney Picturehouse.

The Franz Ferdinand frontman joins host Paul Richards showing The Harder They Come preceded by a Q&A. Jimmy Cliff brings a knockout soundtrack and charisma aplenty to this classic crime drama. A film that needs no introduction to anyone with so much as the slightest interest in reggae or Jamaican culture. Besides its credentials as an explosive action thriller with a killer soundtrack, it is universally credited with introducing reggae and the roots movement to the world as a serious cultural proposition.

Perry Henzell’s unfiltered portrait of Jamaica’s music industry, the emerging Rasta faith and how so many Jamaicans lived, both in the town and the country, redefined a genre of music, giving it context and weight. Five decades on, that excitement and sense of discovery remain undimmed.

Tickets are now on sale.