Film

Babylon

 
 
Sat, Aug 4, 2012
  • 9:15PM
 
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 95min
FORMAT: HDCAM
GENERAL ADMISSION: $12
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $7
$9 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Franco Rosso

With David N. Haynes, Trevor Laird, Brindsley Forde

“Like the reggae music that pulses through it, Babylon is rich, rough and real. And like the street life of the young black Londoners it portrays, it's threatening, touching, violent and funny. This one seems to explode in the gut with a powerful mix of pain and pleasure.”
—Variety

While racism smolders overhead in the streets of South London, an underground cabal of black Britons seeks refuge, set to the heavy dub of Aswad’s “Warrior Charge.” An incisive declamation of racial inequality under Margaret Thatcher, Babylon revolves around Rasta sound system leader Blue (Forde) as he defends his musical ambitions against the xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police, and the National Front. Rosso’s fearless, unsentimental film tempers the hazy bliss of the dancehall with harrowing scenes of violence.