Two promising movie trailers have been published recently. The first one is for Yardie, a fictional movie based on the same named novel by Victor Headley. It starts in Jamaica of the 70s and takes you to the UK in the 80s. Movie critic Jordan Hoffman from The Guardian wasn’t really convinced but others say it has potential of being another iconic movie about Jamaican Music as ‘The harder they come’ or ‘Rockers’ and this would be about time after all these years. It was screened at Berlinale earlier this year and we hope it will be shown at some open air cinema in town this summer. We’ll keep you posted if any dates are published.
The other trailer is for a documentary by Trojan Records.
Combining archive footage, interview and drama – RUDEBOY tells the story of Trojan Records by placing it at the heart of a cultural revolution that unfolded in the council estates and dancefloors of late 60’s and early 70’ Britain and how that period of immigration and innovation transformed popular music and culture. Told by a cast of legendary artists including Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Toots Hibbert, Ken Boothe, Neville Staple, Marcia Griffiths, Dave Barker, Dandy Livingstone, Lloyd Coxsone, Pauline Black, Derrick Morgan and more.
Information can be found on a Microsite Trojan set up and of course we’ll keep you posted once we know where and when you can see the full movie.
Edit: The Premiere is announced for the BFI London Film Festival in October.