MI 20.7.16

Acud Backyard Summer: "babylon" (1980), Dj Carl Luis, Dj Julie Gayard

Backyard 19h Club Night & Screening

NOTE: Due to the fact that "The Harder They Come" will be screened at the Wassermusik Caribbean Festival at HKW on July 30, we will instead be screening the 1980 reggae cult film "BABYLON."
 
Come cool down in our backyard with a special screening of "Babylon," a 1980 cult hit in which young Rastafarian toaster with Reggae Sound System Ital Lion, hopes to rise above the trials of his daily life and succeed at a Sound System competition. The night will also feature DJs Carl Luis (Duty-Free) and Julie Gayard before and after the film and a special Caribbean drink special.
 
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ABOUT
 
BABYLON (1980): London circa 1980. Margaret Thatcher is newly installed in 10 Downing Street, causing fits of gloom in the theatre, film and television world. Punk rock is making a noisy exit from the music scene, to be succeeded by the easier-on-the-ear mod and ska revival. Then along comes Babylon (1980 d. Franco Rosso). Notwithstanding the X certificate, and the questionable use of subtitles, Babylon was an instant classic, akin to that other legendary reggae music film, The Harder They Come (Jamaica, d. Perry Henzell, 1972).
 
Babylon is a potent mix of music and social commentary, flawlessly photographed by the celebrated Chris Menges (Local Hero, 1983; The Killing Fields, 1984; The Mission, 1986) and with an extraordinary 'starry' cast headed by actor-musician Brinsley Forde (Brinsley Dan) as 'Blue', the alienated young man at the heart of the story. Screenwriter Martin Stellman (Quadrophenia, d. Franc Roddam, 1979) and director Franco Rosso (Dread, Beat An'Blood, tx. BBC, 7/6/79) have crafted a superb, truthful film that stands up more than twenty years later.
 

 
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DJ CARL LUIS (DUTY-FREE): The echo-chambers awake voices from different times. The subsonic bass is loaded to blow you in to blankets.
 

 
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ACUD BACKYARD SUMMER: "BABYLON" (1980) SCREENING // DJ CARL LUIS (DUTY-FREE) // DJ JULIE GAYARD
Wednesday, 20.7.2016
Doors: 19H
Admission: FREE
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