Island on the Screen

Whether you realize it or not, your existing knowledge about that little Caribbean nation known as Jamaica is a result of one iconic movie — and no, we’re not talking about Cool Runnings. Perry Henzell’s The Harder They Come, the groundbreaking crime film set in Kingston, starred none other than reggae legend Jimmy Cliff and is responsible for spreading the gospel of reggae to the rest of the world (along with filling many a smoky midnight screening). To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the film, the Texas Theatre (231 W. Jefferson Blvd.) is screening a newly remastered version of The Harder They Come at 8 p.m. Thursday. And, to keep you in the mood, the Texas Theatre bar will transform into a dub and reggae nightclub featuring DJs Franco Nero and Maurizio Merli immediately following the screening. Tickets are $9.50 with discounts available. Call 214-948-1546 or visit
Thu., Sept. 5, 2013
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Jennifer Medina