[imc-manchester] Who Shot The Sheriff? at Cornerhouse (Manchester)
Jennifer.Crowley at cornerhouse.org
Mon Apr 24 07:44:52 PDT 2006
Coming to Cornerhouse; the Manchester premiere of...
Thursday 27th April, 8.25pm: Who Shot the Sheriff?
In the late 1970s, music played a key part in mobilising opposition to racism and the National Front. Featuring rare archive footage from the punk and RAR (Rock Against Racism) era - including the Clash, the Specials and Steel Pulse- this documentary film draws on a wealth of exclusive interviews with musicians and activists associated with RAR (among them Mick Jones, Jerry Dammers, Poly Styrene, Don Letts, and RAR founders Red Saunders and Roger Huddle). As well as capturing the essence of a movement which served as a political and musical education for a generation, the film (directed by Alan Miles) also links the struggle to stop the National Front in the 1970s with current anti-BNP campaigns like the Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) movement, and includes contemporary concert footage featuring the likes of Ms Dynamite, Pete Doherty, and Hard-Fi.
Following the screening there will be a discussion chaired by DJ and writer Dave Haslam, with special guest David Renton, author of the forthcoming book, 'When We Touched the Sky: the Anti-Nazi League 1977-1981.
Tickets: £5.10 (full), £3.70 (concessions). Advance booking recommended.
70 Oxford Rd
Box office: 0161 200 1500.
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