The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) presents CINE CLACS FILM CLUB - The Harder They Come (1972), directed by Perry Henzell.
** Open to NYU students, faculty and staff
About the Film:
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, all while his record is topping the charts.
About CINE CLACS Film Club:
CINE CLACS Film Club is an initiative that aims to promote Latin American & Caribbean cinema. Join us for bi-weekly screenings and discussions. For more information and to RSVP, please email CLACS ADMIN AIDE, JOHANNA MORALES, at firstname.lastname@example.org