- 07 Mar 22
Win tickets to the Irish Film Institute's special opening night screening of Rebel Dread, William Badgley’s new documentary capturing the rise of musician and filmmaker Don Letts, followed by a Q&A with Letts himself.
Hot Press are offering you the chance to win two tickets to the IFI's opening night special screening of Rebel Dread, plus a Q&A with Don Letts himself this Friday (March 11).
Rebel Dread is the story of Don Letts, first generation Black British, cultural mover and shaker, filmmaker, musician and raconteur. The iconic figure injected Afro-Caribbean music into the early punk scene and shot over 300 music videos including for Public Image Ltd. and Bob Marley, but also for teen sensations Musical Youth's reggae smash 'Pass The Dutchie'.
Letts grew up with the ever-present threat of racism, police harassment and violence in Britain in the late 60s and 70s, and found some meaning and shape to his life through Reggae music. He became part of the inner circle of The Clash, and later went to Jamaica with Johnny Rotten to help him get reggae acts for Virgin.
Don then became a top promo director, before forming Big Audio Dynamite with his old friend Mick Jones (from The Clash). The outfit made music that incorporated dance, reggae, rap, samples and rock n roll. Letts became feature director, winning a Grammy for his documentary Westway To the World: The Story of the Clash, and leading cultural commentator.
He is now a well-known voice on BBC Radio 6 and a well-established documentary director. Ultimately, this is a film as much about multi-cultural Britain, and specifically London, as anything else.
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- 15 Apr 22