Yard! Dub and Reggae on Film

Rocksteady: the Roots of Reggae
Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae
From Kingston to Brixton, rocksteady to reggae, roots to revolution - the heat is on!

Deeply embracing social justice, politics and sonic experimentation, we explore the streets, identities, roots and impact of this dynamic and influential musical form.

Curated by Lisa Palermo, Kate Welsman & Richard Sowada

Friday 22 January - Sunday 31 January 2010
Full $13 Concession $10

Live Gigs and DJs

Celebrate throughout the film season with some of Melbourne's finest exponents of the sounds live!


A dramatic tale following three Jamaican musicians trying to break out and through against the odds.

The Upsetter

This acclaimed documentary pulls no punches in exploring the musical career of Lee 'Scratch' Perry.

Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae

This lovingly crafted documentary examines the movement that spawned a musical revolution.

Duke Vin and the Birth of Ska + Babylon

This hard-nosed classic UK cult film goes beyond great music and into the gritty streets of Brixton.

Made In Jamaica

This acclaimed documentary is a comprehensive examination of the impact of reggae and its culture.


Experience the streets of Kingston with Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace and a cast of reggae greats.

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