by Dickie Jobson. 1982. 102 min.
NYC’s beloved West Indian Parade was one of the many celebrations that was cancelled due to the pandemic last year, so we’re giving the holiday special attention this Labor Day weekend. Countryman is an ambient journey into the realms of roots-reggae and mysticism. When two tourists crash their plane on the beach, they are rescued by real-life Rasta Countrymen, and overcome corrupt police plots with the help of rhythms from Marley, Toots, Scratch Perry, Aswad and more.
Join us before the screening for live DJ sets from local selectors, Jonny Go Figure and Selektah Twice.
Rockaway Film Festival would like to thank VBX™~Vernam Basin Terminal for generously hosting us at the Arverne Cinema in addition to BBX™~Barbadoes Basin Terminal for contributing to such.
RFF also thanks Rockaway Artists Alliance and the National Park Service for hosting us in Fort Tilden.
RFF is proud to be sponsored by Blundstone®, Istic Illic Pictures, and NYC Ferry. The festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by FRANC.