Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque
ROCK THE SCREEN series
(d Ted Bafaloukos, 1978, US/Jamaica) 100 mins.
Making it in the music business in Kingston, Jamaica, is hard, and nobody knows it better than the unemployed drummer Horsemouth (Leroy Wallace). Despite his talent, he earns precious little for his music and is obliged to try hustling vinyl records on the side. After some members of the local Mafia steal his motorbike, he and his friends (reggae artists Burning Spear, Big Youth, and Jacob Miller) concoct a daring scheme to get it back.