The Harder They Come film showing comes to Panama City

The Harder They Come
Syndctd Entertainment
Published: Friday, August 30, 2013 at 07:02 PM.

PANAMA CITY — The 40th Anniversary re-release of the cult classic “The Harder They Come,” starring reggae legend Jimmy Cliff will be showing on Sept. 5 at the Carmike 10 in Panama City. The film introduced reggae to the mainstream world and launched Jimmy into an international sensation.

To celebrate the anniversary, this fall, one-night-only screenings in North America and the United Kingdom will commence on Thursday, Sept. 5 with a special showing in Los Angeles on Sept. 3 at the Arclight Cinemas Hollywood first, which is similar to the launch in the ‘70s where the film turned into six years straight of midnight showings to packed crowds.

Los Angeles, CA – Syndctd Entertainment & International Films Management (IFM) have officially announced they will theatrically re-release Perry Henzell’s cult classic film “The Harder They Come,” to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of its US premiere.

On opening night in Kingston, Jamaica, the reggae-fueled hit provoked riots when thousands could not get into the sold-out Carib Theater.

The February 1973 launch in New York led to six straight years of cannabis-smoke filled midnight screenings around the United States and has gone on to become one of the best regarded independent films of all time.

This fall, one-night-only screenings in North America and the United Kingdom will commence with a special showing in Los Angeles on Sept. 3 at the Arclight Cinemas Hollywood. The film will release nationwide on Thursday, Sept. 5 at theatres in most major markets. Full theatre and ticket information is available online at www.thehardertheycome.com/theatres.

“The Harder They Come” stars GRAMMY© winning legend Jimmy Cliff as Ivan Martin, an aspiring reggae singer-songwriter, who turns to life as an outlaw after being swindled by the corrupt record industry.  Directed and produced by the late Perry Henzell, and co-written with Trevor Rhone, the film ranked among AMC's all-time Cult Classics.



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