BABYLON

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Sun, Nov 10 7:00 PM

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BABYLON

Sunday, November 10 at 7 pm | Members $12 | Public $17

Q&A with actor Brinsley Forde MBE, frontman of reggae group Aswad.

Reggae royalty Brinsley Forde MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) is front man of legendary British reggae group, Aswad. A two-time Grammy Award nominee, he has also appeared in the James Bond film Diamonds are Forever.


Babylon premiered at Cannes in 1980 but went unreleased in the US for "being too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension" (Vivien Goldman, Time Out). It follows a young dancehall DJ (Brinsley Forde) in South London as he pursues his musical ambitions, battling against the racism and xenophobia of employers (Mel Smith), police, and the National Front. Its soundtrack features Aswad, Johnny Clarke, Dennis Bovell, and more. (UK/Italy, 1980, 95 min., English, | Dir. Franco Rosso)

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