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Jamaica, 1978, 100mins, Cert.15
Plus introduction from Dr Emily Zobel Marshall
Showtimes and location

Film description

It is 40 years since this cult Jamaican movie first hit UK screens. Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace plays a rasta drummer who independently distributes reggae records using his beloved motorcycle. Featuring reggae artists Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Big Youth and Dillinger, this light-hearted drama presents an authentic picture of the Jamaican music and socio-political scene of the 1970s.


Rockers will be introduced by Dr Emily Zobel Marshall (School of Cultural Studies & Humanities, Leeds Beckett University).

Emily is an expert in the role of ‘Trickster’ figures in the literatures and cultures of Africa and its Diaspora and has published widely in this area. Her introduction to Rockers and The Harder They Come (29th October) will invite us to consider how the films she has chosen resonate with how the figure appears in Caribbean folklore.

Showing as part of Black History Month

This film is part of our Black History Month season, exploring & celebrating black culture, history & identity on screen.
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Shining a light on those hidden gems that you really shouldn't miss.
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Showing at

Hyde Park Picture House

Venue details


73 Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD, UK
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Access info

The Picture House has two small steps at the main entrance. Step-free access to the auditorium and foyer is possible via a side entrance. Unfortunately none of the Picture House's toilets are accessible and both via a flight of stairs. The cinema has three wheelchair spaces – to reserve one of these, please select the 'wheelchair space' ticket during checkout.

Refreshment info

The Picture House offers a range of hot and cold drinks, including beers and wines, alongside popcorn, sweets, ice creams (Northern Bloc) and vegan cakes (That Old Chestnut).


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