The Harder They Come

The original "midnight movie!" Billed as "Jamaica's very first feature-length film," THE HARDER THEY COME introduced world audiences to Jamaican music, one year before Bob Marley and the Wailers' debut album would become an international smash. Pop star Jimmy Cliff plays Ivan, a rural Jamaican musician who journeys to Kingston in search of fame and fortune as a reggae singer. Pushed to desperate circumstances by shady record producers, he instead starts selling ganja, achieving notoriety after he shoots and kills a corrupt cop-becoming public enemy number one at the same time that his single starts climbing the charts.

DIR/SCR/PROD Perry Henzell; SCR Trevor D. Rhone. Jamaica, 1973, color, 103 min, DCP. RATED R

AFI Silver Theatre, Silver Spring, MD @7:20pm

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  • Shannon

    Is there a cost for this movie?

    September 26, 2013

    • Dunori V. P.

      $12

      September 26, 2013

    • Pamela

      There is a Jimmy Cliff concert at Howard on Fri.

      September 26, 2013

  • Dunori V. P.

    Nice to see someone else interested in attending classics from back in the day - I might be posting Native Son myself for next month.

    September 26, 2013

  • Pamela

    I saw this and would love to go, would need to catch a ride. I live in Laurel, so if anyone is going and lives near me, let me know.

    September 26, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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