Rude Boy [In-Person Only]

Wed Jul 06:
Thu Jul 07:

$13 General Admission
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$7 Member

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Jack Hazan & David Mingay
United Kingdom
1980
2h 13m
Series - Music in Motion

About

(Jack Hazan & David Mingay, United Kingdom, 1980, 133 min, in English)

Jack Hazan and David Mingay’s Rude Boy follows on the heels of A Bigger Splash, their intimate observation of painter David Hockney’s artistic and personal struggles. Once again merging documentary and fiction, Rude Boy follows roughneck Ray Gange as he drops his Soho sex-shop job to roadie for The Clash—the most fiery, revolutionary rock ’n’ roll band of the era, seen in this film at the dizzying peak of their powers. Ray, a difficult, sometimes reactionary subject and a foil to the band’s idealism, plays observer to The Clash’s legendary 1978 Rock Against Racism concert in London’s Victoria Park and their studio recording of Give ’Em Enough Rope. Set against a background of riots, racist and anti-racist demos, and police hostility towards Black British youth, this unforgettable, absorbing film portraits a UK on the brink of Thatcherism, and a moment when subcultural shock troops met those of a rising right wing in the streets.

Synopsis and stills courtesy of Metrograph Pictures.


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