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24
July

Sound & Vision: Babylon

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
28 Amity Street
Amherst,
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After the film, join us at Kaijū in Amherst for a night of reggae music spun by I-Ganic Sound System, Snack Attack, and DJ Trends!

Franco Rosso’s incendiary BABYLON had its world premiere at Cannes in 1980 but went unreleased in the U.S. for “being too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension” (Vivien Goldman, Time Out).

Raw and smoldering, it follows a young dancehall DJ (Brinsley Forde, frontman of landmark British reggae group Aswad) in South London as he pursues his musical ambitions, battling fiercely against the racism and xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police, and the National Front.

Written by Martin Stellman (QUADROPHENIA) and shot by two-time Oscar® winner Chris Menges (THE KILLING FIELDS) with beautifully smoky cinematography, Babylon is fearless and unsentimental, yet tempered by the hazy bliss of the dancehall set to a blistering reggae and lovers rock soundtrack featuring Aswad, Johnny Clarke, Dennis Bovell, and more.

You’ve seen THE HARDER THEY COME, maybe you’ve seen ROCKERS, but you’ve never seen anything like BABYLON.


Details

Date: July 24
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

Venue Name: Amherst Cinema
Address: 28 Amity Street
Amherst,

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Phone: (413) 253-2547

Organizer

Organizer Name: Amherst Cinema
Phone: (413) 253-2547