Fri 29 Mar 2019 to Sat 30 Mar 2019

PBS and Thornbury Picture House presents the Melbourne cinema premier of Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records, a superb visual and musical account of the iconic reggae label and the subculture it created.

Thornbury Picture House is putting on two special screenings, both with a pre-show DJ set & film introduction from Blue Juice’s Mohair Slim - an expert on Jamaican music culture. It’s a film about the love affair between Jamaican and British youth culture told through the prism of one of the most iconic labels in the history of black music, Trojan Records.

Combining archive footage, interview and drama, Rudeboy tells the story of the label by placing it at the heart of a cultural revolution that unfolded in the council estates and dance floors of late 60s and early 70s Britain, as immigration and innovation transformed popular music and culture. A cast of legendary artists including Lee “Scratch” Perry, Toots Hibbert, Ken Boothe, Neville Staple, Marcia Griffiths, Dave Barker, Dandy Livingstone, Lloyd Coxsone, Pauline Black, Derrick Morgan and more bring the sounds, stars and stories to life.

Tickets are exhausted for these two dates but head to the Thornbury Picture House website for more dates.

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