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Art House Film Night: The Harder They Come

  • Ojai Underground Exchange 1016 W Ojai Ave Ojai, CA 93023 (map)

We are excited to bring back our Art House Film Night this Friday, July 12th with "The Harder They Come". Ivanhoe Martin (Jimmy Cliff) arrives in Kingston, Jamaica, looking for work and, after some initial struggles, lands a recording contract as a reggae singer. He records his first song, "The Harder They Come," but after a bitter dispute with a manipulative producer named Hilton (Bob Charlton), soon finds himself resorting to petty crime in order to pay the bills. He deals marijuana, kills some abusive cops and earns local folk hero status. Meanwhile, his record is topping the charts.

Enormously successful in Jamaica, the film also reached the international market and has been described as "possibly the most influential of Jamaican films and one of the most important films from the Caribbean".

Join us at 8pm for complimentary popcorn and a night of reggae lifestyle! There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.

RSVP here

Later Event: July 13
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