Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records
Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!
Post screening discussion with DJ Tony English moderated by The Face Radio's Kurtis Powers. Afterparty featuring DJ Mr. Lee (Going In Style Sound System).
Director: Nicolas Jack Davies Run Time: 85 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR
Release Year: 2018
A film about the love affair between Jamaican and British Youth culture told through the prism of one the most iconic record labels in history, Trojan Records. Combining archive footage, interview and drama, Rudeboy tells the story of Trojan Records by placing it at the heart of a cultural revolution that unfolded in the council estates and dance floors of late 60’s and early 70’s Britain and how that period of immigration and innovation transformed popular music and culture.
Featuring a cast of legendary artists including Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Toots Hibbert, Ken Boothe, Neville Staple, Marcia Griffiths, Dave Barker, Dandy Livingstone, Lloyd Coxsone, Pauline Black, Derrick Morgan and more.
Tony English is a music appreciation connoisseur whose parents emigrated to the UK in the 1950’s, where he was involved with sound system culture in his youth, including King Iwah in Birmingham. He emigrated to the Bronx in the 1980’s where he founded another sound system, Omari Int, with Earl Sinclair and eventually became part of “The Get Smart Show” on WNYU 89.1.
Kurtis Powers is the Owner/Founder and DJ Presenter for The Face Radio in Brooklyn. He is also a Presenter/DJ for Totally Wired Radio in London, in association with Acid Jazz Records and Fred Perry. Growing up in the Punk/Hardcore and later Britpop/Mod scenes, Kurtis now is known mostly for mixing genres of Soul, Funk, Jazz, Disco and more.
Afterparty to follow in Lo-Res with DJ Mr. Lee
Lee Greenfeld is the owner of Dead Flowers Productions, a Brooklyn music promotion company. Under the alias Mr. Lee, he is a well-respected DJ, making appearances throughout NYC at clubs and concerts, as well as hosting his own long-running Modern Needs party.