Going Places | Reggea Vibrations

Pllek also presents Going Places this summer. With the combination of film, music and food & drink, they bring every summer month a far away country for one evening to Pllek. Watch, dance, taste and celebrate the diversity of our planet with this cultural journey to Amsterdam North and beyond the horizon!

During this 1st edition of Going Places on Saturday 6 July we will travel to the Caribbean. Together with Reggae Vibrations we immerse ourselfs for an evening in a Jamaican atmosphere. We start at 8.30 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.) with the screening of Yardie, the celebrated Jamaican-British crime drama by Idris Elba. After the screening of the film, around 10.30 pm, the music program starts with a performance by Super Natural Selection. And then close with Empress Messenjah and Reggae Barbie who play the tastiest reggae tunes until the early hours.

FILM Yardie (start time: 8.30 p.m.)

Yardie is the long-awaited film version of the 1992 eponymous cult bestseller by the Jamaican-British author Victor Headley. The story begins in Jamaica in the early 1970s, where Denis (Antwayne Eccleston) witnesses the murder of his brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary) at a young age in the crossfire of rival gangs. The loss of his brother marks his further life path: “My brother asked me if I would go the right or the wrong path. This is a story about the path I have chosen. “Denis (Aml Ameen) soon ends up in the criminal circuit of Kingston. He is taken under the wing by music producer and gangster boss King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd) and manages to work his way up to his right hand.

If D, as Denis is called, gets into trouble, Fox sends him to London to cool down. He still has to transport a package of cocaine and deliver it to the local drug boss Rico (Stephen Graham). However, the deal goes completely wrong and D soon finds himself in even greater problems than in Kingston. At the same time he tries to step out of the world and build a new life with his childhood sweetheart Yvonne (Shantol Jackson) and their daughter, who fled to London years ago. But with Rico on his heels, this is almost impossible – and Denis is putting his family in danger. When he discovers who shot his brother, and that the murderer is in London, there seems to be no way back for D …

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