Thanks to Mirvish Productions, a packed audience was able to see the 1970's Jamaican classic, The Harder They Come at the Bloor Cinema on Saturday, June 27th. With Mirvish underwriting the costs of the screening, the admission price was only $5.00. The brand new print of the gangster film was crisp and the soundtrack, featuring many reggae hits, was a pleasure to listen and groove to.
The screening started with and introduction by director Clement Virgo and the London cast promo of the play, including rave reviews from theatre audiences (many admitting that they had seen the prodcution several times). It will be interesting to see how the UK production fares in Toronto. Mirvish has broght the play to our city for the summer (July 21-August 23). Maybe the 25% off coupon/mock Harder They Come 45 single will help them make up their minds.
Poster #2 courtesy of www.mirvish.com