Reggae Britannia Doco @ Punk Rock Film Week, Kelab 50B, Bangsar Utama, KL
BORED TEENAGERS & WASTED YOUTH
PUNK ROCK FILM WEEK VOL. 1
SESSION 3 – PUNK & ITS SUBCULTURE
Reggae Britannia (Documentary/UK/2011/88min)
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Date: Wednesday, 28 Sept 2011
Venue: Kelab 50-B, No. 50B, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar Utama, KL
(shophouse next to Bangsar LRT Station) (2nd Floor above B.Y. Air-Con & Car Service Centre)
The acclaimed BBC4 Britannia series moves into the world of British reggae. Showing how it came from Jamaica in the 1960s to influence, over the next 20 years, both British music and society, the programme includes major artists and performances from that era, including Big Youth, Max Romeo, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jerry Dammers and the Specials, the Police, UB40, Dennis Bovell, lovers rock performers Carroll Thompson and Janet Kay, bands like Aswad and Steel Pulse and reggae admirers such as Boy George and Paul Weller.
The programme celebrates the impact of reggae, the changes it brought about and its lasting musical legacy.
Other Clips includes :
1. How Punk & Reggae collides – from BBC Documentary – The History Of Reggae Pt 2.
2. Interview with A Clash roadie
3. Some others…
Note: Punk have many subcultures or sub-ideas, one of it’s biggest subculture is Reggae. It’s not possible to feature every Punk other form there is, so we focused only on Reggae. Not just about music, it’s rebellious nature, brought along with the philosophy of resistance, are very much like punk itself. This docu explain how it first come out of Jamaica and influence, first the British, and later the world community. Punk Rock emerge alongside Reggae in the UK and although it’s not exactly the same thing, it get along ever since.
Director & Producer: Jeremy Marre
2011, 88 minutes, UK
Among his other productions:
Beats of the Heart: Roots Rock Reggae (1977) (TV)
Beats of the Heart: Rhythm of Resistance (1979) (TV)
Soul Survivor – The James Brown Story
Ladyboys – Thai Transgender Docu film 1992
On The Edge – About musical improvisation – 1992 TV
This might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but why don’t we taste other people’s tea once in a while?
* Admission is free
* Seating (on the floor) is limited to 40 people, and is on first come first serve basis
* The screening will be followed by a 1 hour discussion session
This screening is part of the PUNK ROCK Film Week (26 Sept – 2 Oct) at Kelab 50-B. View the complete schedule here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=257589897612473