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No Place Like Home + Introduction (N/C 15+)

21 September

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Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

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No Place Like Home is Perry Henzell's little known follow-up to The Harder They Come. This road movie through 1970s Jamaica, which introduces actress Grace Jones, 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.

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 separate and unequal worlds to which they belong.

If The Harder They Come took its cues from Sergio Leone’s Westerns and the Blaxploitation films of Gordon Parks 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. Shot on Super 16mm, No Place Like Home celebrates Jamaica’s natural beauty even as it casts a wary eye over the island’s tourist economy and the complications that come with it.

This screening will have an on-screen introduction from Jonathan Ali and Lisa Harewood, co-curators of the Twelve30 Collective.


Presented as part of Cinema Rediscovered on Tour, a Watershed project with support from BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery and MUBI.

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  • Director Perry Henzel
  • Cast Susan O’Meara, Carl Bradshaw, PJ Soles, Grace Jones
  • Country Jamaica/USA
  • Year of Production 1973
  • Running Time 1h29m film + introduction
  • Certificate N/C 15+

All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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