Mirrorball / UK premiere

The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry

  • Ethan Higbee, Adam Bhala Lough /
  • United States of America /
  • 2008 /
  • 90 mins

Documentary / Jamaican English

Agitator. Innovator. Genius. Bear witness to the legend that is Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.

From his early days as a mentor to the young Bob Marley, to his peak musicmaking period of the midto late 70s, known as the Black Ark Studio years (the studio he built out of a shack, and subsequently burned down during a drugfuelled frenzy), this film is an intoxicating study, venerating the life and times of a man once called “the Salvador Dali of Reggae.”

Screening with:

Made In Queens
  • Nicolas Randall, Joe Stevens /
  • United States of America /
  • 2008 /
  • 10 mins

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