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Watershed celebrates Jamaica 50 with new release Marley opening this Friday 20th April

Oscar® winning director Macdonald (Touching The Void) makes a triumphant return to documentary with this, the definitive life story of reggae legend Bob Marley. Rare footage and incredible performances are combined with revelatory interviews from the people who knew him best to tell his story from his childhood as a mixed race farm boy, to his rise to international superstardom and his death from cancer aged 36. Much more than a simple biography, it examines his religious convictions, political ideals and his relationships (he fathered 11 children by seven women) as well as his music. An incredibly detailed look at a towering figure of musical and social history whose music and message continues to resonate to this day.

There will be a Cinébabies screening of Marley on Mon 23 April at 11:00.

Join Watershed for a celebration of all things reggae and roots with an old school twist with the One Love Party in our Café/Bar from 23:00 til 01:00 on Sat 21 April with Downbeat Melody selector Steve Rice who will be taking over the café/bar on Sat 21 April after the late screening of Marley with his fabulous vintage Jamaican Downbeat Melody sound system joined by special guests incl. Champian, John Stapleton (Wanted Records) and Peter D (More Rockers/Smith & Mighty).

Ticket holders for the Sat 21 April 20:30 screening of Marley will get priority entry to the party – please note that this screening has now SOLD OUT however tickets are available for other times from Friday 20th – 3rd May, contact Box Office on 0117 927 5100

Just a reminder that for those of you that have been snoozing, the bad news is that the 20:30hrs screening is now fully sold out BUT there are still tickets left for the earlier screening at 17:20 screening (and the film is on for at least two weeks) – http://www.watershed.co.uk/whatson/3398/marley/
You could then stick around for a 
Caribbean dinner in the café/bar c/o chef Terry Scaffee who’s got his mitts on some of his mum’s traditional Caribbean recipes.

If you want to continue the Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago celebration of 50 years of independence at home visit Ujima shop to purchase the best of the best in Reggae and Roots classics from Bristol Artists courtesy of our partnership promotion with Bristol Archive Records.

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