Bob Marley film-maker is coming to South Norwood

Bob Marley: an insight into his early life is coming to the Stanley’s Film Club

Esther Anderson, the former girlfriend of Bob Marley and the co-director of the documentary of the reggae musician’s early career, will be attending a screening of the film, The Making of A Legend at the Stanley Film Club next month.

The documentary was built around a set of tapes, recorded in Jamaica in the early 1970s, before Marley and the Wailers had made their international impact, offering an intriguing glimpse of the singer in his 20s. The tapes were lost for three decades, before being rediscovered earlier this century.

Anderson, a Jamaican actress, met Marley in 1972 at an Island Records party in New York. The Wailers had just released their first album Catch a Fire, and Anderson, who had lived in London, saw them as Jamaica’s answer to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. She offered to promote their music by making a film about them.

The film contains interesting claims about Anderson’s influence. It was she who encouraged Marley to write about segregation (“Get Up, Stand Up”) after they were put in a separate hotel from white record executives on tour; and she who persuaded the Wailers to wear dreadlocks to convey a Rastafarian image.

The Making of A Legend is being screened on October 25, part of another eclectic selection of films, which includes a Bring Along Baby daytime screening for parents of young children, and a Community Takeover film night, where the film – The Lunchbox – has been chosen by the Stanley’s Film Club’s punters.

For details of membership of the Stanley’s Film Club, click here.

For listings of the Stanley Film Club’s screenings for the remainder of this month, September, click here

All films are at 7.45pm, £8 adv / £10 doors (£3 discount for members) and held at SNCC 10 South Norwood Hill, London, SE25 6AB unless otherwise stated.

To book for any of the films listed here, click here

Stanley’s Film Club programme: October

Wed Oct 4 – LOVING (12A)
2016 Drama/Rom 120min, Director: Jeff Nichols
Stars: Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga
An incredible portrayal of the “Loving” case. Couple Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter are arrested by the state for the crime of interracial marriage, and so ensues a legal battle that will go down in history as a turning point for the American civil rights movement.

Wed Oct 11 – CREDIBLE LIKEABLE SUPERSTAR ROLE MODEL (12A)
2016 Docu/Com 73min, Director: Rebecca Brand
Stars: Bryony Kimmings
A ‘pop-u-mentary’ following award-winning performance artist Bryony Kimmings and her 10-year-old niece Taylor as they try to combat the hyper-sexualised and commercialised world of pop.

Wed Oct 18 – Community Takeover: THE LUNCHBOX (PG)
2013 Dram/Rom 103min, Director: Ritesh Batra.
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur
This movie has been selected as a result of a poll of Stanley Film Club members and supporters. A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Arrive early for delicious Indian food, and Rangoli-pattern colouring with Shuba Rao.

Wed Oct 25 – BOB MARLEY: THE MAKING OF A LEGEND (12A)
2011 Doc 90min, Director: Ester Anderson
Stars: Bob Marley, Ester Anderson
Based on footage shot in the early 1970s which was lost for more than 30 years, Esther Anderson takes us on a journey to Jamaica to see and hear the young Bob Marley. Screening at Holy Innocents, 192A Selhurst Rd, London SE25 6XX

Thursday 26 October – Bring Along Baby: LOVING (12A) (11am)
2016 Drama/Rom 120min, Director: Jeff Nichols
Stars: Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga
Screening at Harris Academy South Norwood, London, SE256AE
An incredible portrayal of the “Loving” case. Couple Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter are arrested by the state for the crime of interracial marriage, and so ensues a legal battle that will go down in history as a turning point for the American civil rights movement.

Wed Nov 1 – Halloween Special: UNDER THE SHADOW (15)
2016 UK/ Iran, Horror 74 mins, Director: Babak Anvari
Stars: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi
Shideh and her daughter, Dorsa, struggle to cope with the terrors of the Iran-Iraq war. When their building is hit by a missile that fails to explode, an evasive and supernatural force begins to haunt their home. Shideh has no choice but to confront it if she is to save her daughter. Screening at Holy Innocents, 192A Selhurst Rd, London SE25 6XX


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