Lee Scratch Perry
Vision Of Paradise & Foreigndub Djs

The one movie that explains it all. Filmed over 15 years, this is the true story of visionary reggae producer Lee Scratch Perry, a maverick pioneer of dub. It’s also a guide on how to change the world using art and music. With unprecedented access to Perry’s inner-world, the sonic and spiritual collide as we travel with the famed ‘Upsetter’ from Jamaica to Ethiopia, Switzerland to London. From his legendary and largely mysterious Black Ark Studio (where he recorded Bob Marley and many others – but how did he get those sounds?), through current cross-continental artistic spaces and on to his glimpses of the future, the Grammy-winning fighting-fit septuagarian is both candid and confounding in this suitably psychedelic portrait from German filmmaker Volker Schaner. Alongside Perry, the film features a host of music notables including Dennis Bovell, Adrian Sherwood, Ashley Beedle, Martin Glover and reggae-historian David Katz.

Included in Rolling Stone Magazine‘s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, Perry has worked with everyone from Keith Richards, The Beastie Boys, George Clinton, Moby and Ari Up of The Slits, to David Lynch. After numerous decades behind the controls, and now 80, he continues to innovate and inspire, whether giving modern-day dancehall a booty-shaking run for her money, or teaming up with The Orb more recently to attract world-wide critical acclaim afresh. This is a must see for any reggae and dub fan.

Saturday 21 May 2016
+ Foreigndub DJs / MCs in the bar
Golden Age Cinema + Bar, Surry Hills

Presented by Groovescooter, Goethe-Institut and Foreigndub

View the trailer here