The Harder They Come (15)

Friday 19 Aug

Film Details

Our regular music films return with a new format: Before every film we present live on-stage music from 7pm with local artists, bringing great film and Ipswich's indie music scene together once a month.


For this performance we welcome Belinda Shave with Exit 13 to the stage from 7pm.

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, THE HARDER THEY COME celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. 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.

Music Nights are sponsored by Backwater Records.

Director: Perry Henzell

Cast: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 102 minutes

Book Tickets

Friday 19 Aug

Book 19:00

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