A career spanning doc on the legendary British film and musical counterculture hero Don Letts, titled Rebel Dread, will be available for streaming and purchase on November 1st. Letts, who became widely known to the MTV crowd after co-founding Big Audio Dynamite with The Clash‘s Mick Jones, is renowned for his work on countless videos and films for the Clash, PiL, the Pretenders, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Jimmy Cliff, and so many more.
According to the movie’s press release:
Celebrating one of popular music and film’s most brilliant and benevolent luminaries, Rebel Dread explores the life and creative work of Don Letts. For decades, Letts has been at the center of the action, uniting creative scenes and people as a trailblazing artist and documentarian across punk rock, reggae, rap/hip-hop, street art, music filmmaking, and beyond.
As a countercultural lightning rod for nearly five decades, he has played a significant role in propelling some of the world’s most inventive and influential avant garde music, art and film into exciting new terrain.
Letts, who’s currently a BBC Radio host and an acclaimed, globally in-demand DJ, will announce his debut solo album and release his first single on October 21st.
Rebel Dread will premiere in Manhattan on October 24th at the Village East by Angelika — with Letts on-hand for a post screening Q&A.
The L.A. premiere is set for November 1st the Grammy Museum, with Letts also appearing at the event.
- Starting October 17th, Rebel Dread will be available to pre-buy on Bohemia Euphoria’s website: https://bohemiaeuphoria.com/films/rebel-dread/, with all who pre-buy automatically entered into a raffle to win a private Zoom Q&A session with Don Letts.
- Follow @bohemiaeuphoria for more opportunities to win special Rebel Dread prizes.
CHECK IT OUT: The trailer to the Don Letts doc, Rebel Dread:
CHECK IT OUT:Big Audio Dynamite in 1985 performing “BAD”: