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Calgary ReggaeFest's Reggae On Film - Babylon

Calgary Reggae Festival Society

Thursday, 6 June 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT)

Calgary ReggaeFest's Reggae On Film - Babylon

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee GST/HST Quantity
Movie Admission
General Seating Movie Admission
Ended $9.52 $0.89 $0.52

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Event Details

Join Calgary ReggaeFest as we celebrate Reggae on Film with the film Babylon directed by Franco Rosso.

This is a Calgary Film Premier!

Franco Rosso's incendiary Babylon had its world premiere at Cannes in 1980 but went unreleased in the U.S. for "being too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension" (Vivien Goldman, Time Out). Raw and smoldering, it follows a young dancehall DJ (Brinsley Forde, frontman of landmark British reggae group Aswad) in South London as he pursues his musical ambitions, battling fiercely against the racism and xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police, and the National Front. Written by Martin Stellman (Quadrophenia) and shot by two-time Oscar® winner Chris Menges (The Killing Fields) with beautifully smoky cinematography that has been compared to Taxi Driver, Babylon is fearless and unsentimental, yet tempered by the hazy bliss of the dancehall set to a blistering reggae and lovers rock soundtrack featuring Aswad, Johnny Clarke, Dennis Bovell, and more.

Movie Trailer

Doors Open at 6:30 pm - come early to get a seat and listen to our guest speaker  

Film Rating: 14A
Run Time: 95 minutes

Have questions about Calgary ReggaeFest's Reggae On Film - Babylon? Contact Calgary Reggae Festival Society

When & Where

Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Rd NW
Calgary, AB T2N 3P4

Thursday, 6 June 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT)

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Calgary Reggae Festival Society

Committed to the promotion of local, regional and national awareness of Reggae Music in Canada by producing an annual summer festival showcasing Reggae Music and Culture.

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