NO PLACE LIKE HOME 15

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

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  • Sun 26 Sep
  • 89 minutes
  • Director: Perry Henzell
  • Cast: Susan O’Meara, Carl Bradshaw, PJ Soles, Grace Jones, Countryman.
  • Jamaica / USA (1975-2019)

Synopsis

A freewheeling road movie through 1970s Jamaica, NO PLACE LIKE HOME is Perry Henzell’s little-known follow-up to the classic THE HARDER THEY COME. Believed lost for over 25 years, the film was rediscovered and restored, and the definitive version is now being presented for the first time around the UK.


Susan (Susan O’Meara) is the American producer of a shampoo commercial being shot in Jamaica. When the star, PJ (PJ Soles, Carrie and Halloween), abandons the shoot, Susan sets out to find her, with charismatic local fixer Carl (Carl Bradshaw, (The Harder They Come). Making their way through the countryside Susan and Carl find themselves attracted to each other. Neither of them, however, has any illusions about the different worlds to which they belong.


If THE HARDER THEY COME took its cues from Sergio Leone and Melvin Van Peebles, the naturalistic and improvised NO PLACE LIKE HOME reveals Perry Henzell’s affinity with the cinema of John Cassavetes, Robert Altman and Dennis Hopper. Introducing actress Grace Jones, it is the memorable last testament of an undeniably great filmmaker with a handpicked soundtrack including Bob Marley, Etta James, Carly Simon, Toots & The Maytals and more.


The film is part-subtitled.


This screening of No Place Like Home is being presented by The Twelve30 Collective, an independent film curating initiative dedicated to reframing Caribbean cinema for UK audiences.


This screening was made possible thanks to funding from RADIANT CIRCUS #ReviveTheDark. Revive The Dark is an audience-backed initiative to support and celebrate alternative screen culture in London, powered by funding from monthly subscribers at RADIANT CIRCUS, which has been helping Londoners discover great things to do in the dark since 2017. Subscribe to their Patreon to get London’s most comprehensive indie screen listings and join a community of fans dedicated to restoring the rituals of cinema. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram @radiantcircus, and share your support for indie and alternative cinema.


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