Rockers
Voorfilm: Pressing Matters
Theodoros Bafaloukos

De Jamaicaanse klassieker Rockers is geheel op het eiland gefilmd tijdens de zomer van 1977. In de film spelen veel reggae-artiesten als acteurs en de geweldige soundtrack bevat beroemde nummers van o.a. Burning Spear, Peter Tosh, Third World and Bunny Wailer.

Rockers gaat over de drummer Leeroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace. Om wat bij te verdienen verkoopt hij platen en brengt die op zijn motor overal naartoe. Wanneer zijn motor gestolen wordt, besluit hij samen met medemuzikanten de criminele bende terug te beroven en schenkt de spullen aan de bewoners van de getto. Dit Robin Hood-verhaal geeft een bijzonder inkijkje in het leven van de armen in de Trench Town community in Kingston. Veel karakters worden gespeeld door bewoners en de film bevat authentieke scenes die opgenomen zijn bij Horsemouth thuis met zijn vrouw en kinderen.

Voorafgaand aan deze kleurrijke en muzikale speelfilm zie je de korte documentaire Pressing Matters.

Meer info vind je op Facebook: Marley75: Rockers | LantarenVenster

English
Rockers is a seminal Jamaican reggae-based movie starring many of the biggest Jamaican musicians of the 1970s. The hero of Rockers is Leeroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace, a gigging drummer who is struggling to make ends meet. Horsemouth decides to supplement his evening gigging income by purchasing a motorbike and selling records during the daytime. However, the plan quickly falls on hard ground when his bike is stolen by local gangsters and is badly beaten. The story then progresses to tell a Jamaican version of the Robin Hood story.

The crowning achievement of Rockers is to give an insight in to Jamaican life and culture in the 1970s. All of the main characters in Rockers are played by leading reggae stars of the era (including Burning Spear, Jacob Miller, Gregory Isaacs and Robbie Shakespeare) who all play themselves in the movie. Many other characters are played by residents of the local communities in which the film was set, including some scenes of Horsemouth’s family life which are filmed in his own home with his own wife and children.

The movie was shot entirely on location in Jamaica during summer of 1977, mostly filmed in the Trench Town community in Downtown Kingston. As such, Rockers gave an insight in to the lives of poor urban Jamaicans. Parts were also filmed in touristy Ocho Rios, providing a view of ‘how the other half live’ from a poor man’s perspective. Rockers naturally boasts an impressive soundtrack, including tracks from Burning Spear, Peter Tosh, Third World and Bunny Wailer. Rockers, which was completed in the fall of 1978, was written and directed by Greek Director Theodoros Bafaloukos. The film is Bafaloukos’s first (and only) feature film. It became a monumental history of the golden age of reggae music.

 

za 15 feb
  • 16:30
Kaarten
€ 10,50
  • filmspecial
Jamaica
1978
100’
(Jamaicaans) Engels gesproken
Engels ondertiteld
12

De Jamaicaanse klassieker Rockers is geheel op het eiland gefilmd tijdens de zomer van 1977. In de film spelen veel reggae-artiesten als acteurs en de geweldige soundtrack bevat beroemde nummers van o.a. Burning Spear, Peter Tosh, Third World and Bunny Wailer.

Rockers gaat over de drummer Leeroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace. Om wat bij te verdienen verkoopt hij platen en brengt die op zijn motor overal naartoe. Wanneer zijn motor gestolen wordt, besluit hij samen met medemuzikanten de criminele bende terug te beroven en schenkt de spullen aan de bewoners van de getto. Dit Robin Hood-verhaal geeft een bijzonder inkijkje in het leven van de armen in de Trench Town community in Kingston. Veel karakters worden gespeeld door bewoners en de film bevat authentieke scenes die opgenomen zijn bij Horsemouth thuis met zijn vrouw en kinderen.

Voorafgaand aan deze kleurrijke en muzikale speelfilm zie je de korte documentaire Pressing Matters.

Meer info vind je op Facebook: Marley75: Rockers | LantarenVenster

English
Rockers is a seminal Jamaican reggae-based movie starring many of the biggest Jamaican musicians of the 1970s. The hero of Rockers is Leeroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace, a gigging drummer who is struggling to make ends meet. Horsemouth decides to supplement his evening gigging income by purchasing a motorbike and selling records during the daytime. However, the plan quickly falls on hard ground when his bike is stolen by local gangsters and is badly beaten. The story then progresses to tell a Jamaican version of the Robin Hood story.

The crowning achievement of Rockers is to give an insight in to Jamaican life and culture in the 1970s. All of the main characters in Rockers are played by leading reggae stars of the era (including Burning Spear, Jacob Miller, Gregory Isaacs and Robbie Shakespeare) who all play themselves in the movie. Many other characters are played by residents of the local communities in which the film was set, including some scenes of Horsemouth’s family life which are filmed in his own home with his own wife and children.

The movie was shot entirely on location in Jamaica during summer of 1977, mostly filmed in the Trench Town community in Downtown Kingston. As such, Rockers gave an insight in to the lives of poor urban Jamaicans. Parts were also filmed in touristy Ocho Rios, providing a view of ‘how the other half live’ from a poor man’s perspective. Rockers naturally boasts an impressive soundtrack, including tracks from Burning Spear, Peter Tosh, Third World and Bunny Wailer. Rockers, which was completed in the fall of 1978, was written and directed by Greek Director Theodoros Bafaloukos. The film is Bafaloukos’s first (and only) feature film. It became a monumental history of the golden age of reggae music.