Previously at the ICA - Films
18 Feb 2016
A thrilling, poetic story with the legendary Lee Scratch Perry, this movie is a unique project in many ways: it’s not a biography but rather a fairy tale documentary. The director followed Lee Perry for 15 years and discovered a story that is almost impossible to believe: a revelation, told about and with one of the major protagonists of contemporary music.
It is a mind-blowing encounter with the inventor of reggae and dub, the mentor of Bob Marley and, as such, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. The movie is a humorous adventure of epic dimensions with amazing animation scenes illustrating Lee Perry’s spiritual world. It can be seen as a guide for how to change the world with music – with a positive attitude, mindset or, as Lee Perry calls it: “vibration”.
Lee Scratch Perry's Vision of Paradise, dir. Volker Schaner, Germany/UK/Switzerland/Ethiopia 2015, 101 mins