Tuesday 15 May, 6.15pm
Hit Me With Music (15)
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Although it takes its title from a Bob Marley song, this infectious documentary goes beyond familiar reggae territory to explore Jamaica’s dancehall explosion. There’s plenty of music of course – including an interview with the pioneering Yellowman – but it’s the actual dancing that sets this film on fire, an eye-popping range of styles from acrobatic to surreal to downright filthy.
Tribute is paid to the late ‘Dancehall Master’ Bogle, the inventor of countless popular moves including the Wacky Dip and the Jerry Springer, and there’s an entertaining sequence with young dancer Jelly Baby who has a sideline in DIY Jackie Chan movies.
Dir: Miquel Galofré, Spain/Jamaica 2011, 74 mins
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