Sunday, 28 August


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ROCKERS * 1979 * Directed by Theodoros Bafaloukos * 99 minutes * In Rasta Patois with English subtitles

Bursting out of Jamaica when the music scene was hottest comes this flick that explores the culture, social restrictions and music of the Rasta world. The livelihood of our main character is dependent on his bicycle, and when it is stolen he is determined to get it back. This leads into a confrontation with the local mafia, and a journey that many have referred to as a Robin Hood saga set in Trenchtown. It is more humorous and feel-good than most other films coming out of Jamaica, and it is also more 'professional' and colorful ... making it easily the most popular of all the movies that dealt with this subculture. It is a glowing work that radiates with a very special energy.

Besides the story line, what we have here is a film that documents the class struggle in Kingston and the ganja-fueled existence of people who lived in the urban shantytowns. It is about fighting for a sense of community, while at the same time recording the flourishing music scene. The soundtrack is absolutely legendary, gathering together some of the most crucial musicians to ever hit vinyl—Peter Tosh, Robbie Shakespeare, Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs and Inner Circle. Many of these musicians have minor roles as actors as well.

Le Monde: 'Rockers' is not a film, it is a work of art."

This will be a high-definition screening.

Date & Time: 

Sunday, 28 August, 2022 - 21:00


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  • by donation
WIHH (former bank)
Reguliersdwarsstraat 73

Weekly programme of film screenings in a circuit of underground / self-organised venues. Forgotten movies that should have been classics, neglected flics, lesser-known gems, always with a personal introduction by the programmer. All films in English, or with English subtitles.


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opening times: 

mostly Sunday to Thursday at about 7 different underground locations.