Caribbean Seen: Cult Classics

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Caribbean Seen: Cult Classics

Double Feature for Jamaican Heritage Month

The Caribbean Seen: Double Feature will present two Jamaican films from two very different eras that both focus on the influence and impact of street culture on youth in search of quick fame and fortune.

Ky-Mani Marley and director Cess SilveraShottas (aka. Top Shottas)

Ky-Mani Marley and dancehall star Spragga Benz play two aspiring gangstas promoting chaos in Kingston, Miami and Washington, D.C. in this gritty crime drama, released in 2002..

Directed by Cess Silvera.

Rated R. 93 mins.

The Harder They Come

Jimmy Cliff in a scene from The Harder They Come

Chasing his desire to become a successful reggae singer, a young man arrives in Kingston only to find himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers.

Reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff’s performance, and a stellar soundtrack, made this 1972 film the first truly successful Jamaican movie in the states and a worldwide phenomenon.

Directed by Perry Henzell.

Not Rated. 120 mins.

The film event, presented for Teens and Adults,  will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 23 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, in the lower level in Room A-5. 

For more information, contact the Popular Library at 202-727-1295.