The Harder They Come

Series: Mississippi Records Music & Film

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Mississippi Records Music & Film Series presents a digital restoration of 1972's THE HARDER THEY COME, the first film ever produced in Jamaica. A classic anti-hero's journey where  a young Reggae singer comes from the country to make it big in the city, ends up getting screwed and has no choice but to become an outlaw. The film features absolutely stunning atmospheric touches, bringing you as close as you can get to the sights, smells and sounds of Jamaica in the 1970s. The marijuana smoke is thick, the streets are raw, the fashion is happening, and the people are too cool.

THE HARDER THEY COME soundtrack is an all time classic too. It features Toots And The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, The Melodians, and Scotty & The Slickers. You even get to see footage of The Maytals recording their all time classic "Sweet And Dandy"!  A must watch movie if there ever was one...

Restoration courtesy of Shout! Factory and the American Genre Film Archive

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Perry Henzell
120 mins
Wheelchair accessible
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Assistive Listening
Open Captions (subtitles)