Friday, May 13, 2011
Last Chance to Catch The Upsetter at the Atlas
Tonight is your last chance to catch the special screening of The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee “Scratch” Perry The Godfather of Reggae. Narrated by Academy-Award Winner Benicio Del Toro. Two shows tonight.
Full details after the jump.
Friday, May 13 at 7:00 and 9:00 pm.
For tickets, call Atlas Box Office at 202.399.7993 or www.atlasarts.org
The Upsetter is a captivating, unparalleled exploration charting 70 years
in the life of the Godfather of Reggae and the man behind Bob Marley - Lee
“Scratch” Perry. The Upsetter,” originally coined as the name of Perry's
record label, house band and first album title, eventually became a nickname
that would grow to be his moniker to this day.
Seven years in the making, the film also features musical tracks and iconic archival footage selected from throughout Perry's extensive career featuring the likes of Bob Marley and the Wailers, Paul McCartney, The Clash and Beastie Boys, all of whom Perry produced, and speak to the breadth of his influence as a producer, artist and icon. "The Upsetter" is not only a fascinating character study of an artist who revolutionized music through the invention of dub, the predecessor to hip-hop, techno and modern electronic music, but a one-of-a-kind documentation of 30 years of Jamaican music and culture.