Riverside are delighted to welcome the Caribbean film curators from Twelve30 Collective to introduce this landmark film, part of Riverside's ongoing screening of films exploring Black history and filmmaking.
A freewheeling road movie through 1970s Jamaica, No Place Like Home is Perry Henzell’s little-known follow-up to the classic The Harder They Come. Believed lost for over 25 years, the film was rediscovered and restored, and the definitive version is now being presented for the first time in the UK.
Susan (Susan O’Meara) is the American producer of a shampoo commercial being shot in Jamaica. When the star, PJ (PJ Soles, Carrie and Halloween), abandons the shoot, Susan sets out to find her, with charismatic local fixer Carl (Carl Bradshaw, (The Harder They Come). Making their way through the countryside Susan and Carl find themselves attracted to each other. Neither of them, however, has any illusions about the different worlds to which they belong.
If The Harder They Come took its cues from Sergio Leone and Melvin Van Peebles, the naturalistic and improvised No Place Like Home reveals Perry Henzell’s affinity with the cinema of John Cassavetes, Robert Altman and Dennis Hopper. Introducing actress Grace Jones, No Place Like Home is the memorable last testament of an undeniably great filmmaker with a handpicked soundtrack including Bob Marley, Etta James, Carly Simon, Toots & The Maytals and more.
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Susan O’Meara, Carl Bradshaw, PJ Soles, Grace Jones, Countryman
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