Trojan Records will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a new documentary on how Jamaican music launched a multicultural revolution. Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records will have its world premiere at the 62nd BFI London Film Festival. 

World Premiere of 'Rudeboy', new Trojan Records film, is announced

Trojan Records’ 50th anniversary celebrations continue with the announcement that Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records has been unveiled as part of the line-up for The 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express. The film’s World Premiere will take place on Friday 12 October with a second screening on Monday 15 October.

Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records, a Pulse Films production, documents the origins and the ongoing love affair between Jamaican and British Youth culture – all told through the prism of one the most iconic record labels in history, Trojan Records.

Directed by Nicolas Jack Davies, the film charts the rise and impact of the legendary Reggae, Ska and Rocksteady label and its influence on music and subculture in Britain from the early ‘60s through to the late ‘70s. Defining a movement that brought cultures together through the power of music feels as vital as ever 50 years later.

This powerful story combines archive footage, freshly shot drama and brand new interviews with legendary artists including Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Toots Hibbert, Ken Boothe and many more.

 

Filmmaker and radio broadcast Don Letts, who appears in the film, says, ‘This is the label that scored a shed load of chart hits and provided a soundtrack that united the youth, black and white, on the dance-floor – I know I was one of them. Recognised by any fan of Jamaican music as a mark of quality, Trojan holds a special place in the hearts, minds and feet of the people and will do for generations to come.

Tickets will be made available for the BFI London Film Festival screenings from the 13 September at 10am. For further information about the festival, click here.

Screening details
Friday 12 October (6pm) – Vue Leicester Square (+ 15 min Q&A) and Monday 15 October (1:10pm) – BFI Southbank Screen (+ 15 min Q&A)

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