The Harder They Come

Film 'n food evening, with a chillin' reggae soundtrack

Showing Times

Sun 18 Nov 20:00


Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff plays an aspiring young singer who leaves his rural village to make a name for himself. Robbed of his possessions on his first day in town, he finds work with a self-righteous, bullying preacher and an unscrupulous music mogul who exploits naïve hopefuls. In desperation the simple country boy turns outlaw, and his dream of stardom soon becomes a reality as he rises to the top of the pop charts - and the most-wanted lists. It's "rough 'n ready but also rather wonderful" (Film 4), and it brought reggae music to the international stage, and made Jimmy Cliff a star..

Local restaurants Le Comptoir and Comptior V will be providing delicious Caribbean fare before the film, included in the £15 ticket.  A yasso nice!*

The Harder They Come is always exuberant, and sometimes strong, as casually surprising and effortlessly sinister as the blade sliding out of a gravity knife.”  Time magazine

* what you might say in Kingston when you're have a right good time!


7:30  Doors open

8:00  Start of the event


Film Information

103 mins

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