Lovers Rock (Free Screening)

The story is a mere wisp - a first-flush romance that spills over into morning - but the film's sensuality and flares of pure joy lingered with me long after it was over. ” New York Times

“The Eighty-Six, Main Title Theme and Thornbury Picture House present:

A Night at the Cinema with the Dubmaster with pre and post film tunes from Derrick Heartical Hi-Fi.

Babylon (1980) & Lovers Rock (2020)

Strictly one-night only: To kick-off his residency for the Eighty-Six Festival Dennis Bovell will be in the House and in conversation with RRR legend Systa BB to present a double bill of two reggae film classics, both blessed with some of his finest production work and released forty years apart.

A standout episode from Steve McQueen’s landmark series on the West Indian diaspora’s experience in the UK, Lovers Rock gives us a singular viewing experience that perfectly captures a moment in time – that’s an intimate, largely real-time study of a shebeen (reggae house party) that’s “awash in anxious, exuberant sensations, drenched in sweat, and pheromones”

PLEASE NOTE. The screening of BABYLON (before LOVERS ROCK) will be followed by an in-conversation with Dennis Bovell and Systa BB, then we’ll have a short break before going into LOVERS ROCK. Those with tickets to BABYLON will be given priority to attend LOVERS ROCK (which is a free, unticketed screening).
Those wishing to just attend LOVERS ROCK will be allocated a seat on a first in best dressed basis on the night. We will be taking a wait list in person from 4pm on the day at the venue.

For tickets to BABYLON (and therefore a guarantee to see the conversation with Dennis and also to witness Lovers Rock) please get a ticket for BABYLON, Or, try your luck for LOVERS ROCK on the night.


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