Lee Scratch Perry presents his Vision of Paradise
Thursday 21st January 2016 | Christina
Lee Scratch Perry celebrates his 80th birthday with screenings of Vision of Paradise.
The film is the ultimate portratit of this musical icon, and will be in cinemas across the UK in February and March, as well being available on DVD and streaming services.
For the past 15 years director Volker Schaner has followed Perry on a spiritual and geographical journey taking in Jamaica, Ethiopia, Switzerland and London. This classic-in-the-making tells a story of epic, magical proportions that’s not a biography, more fairytale documentary and art piece for itself, which is funny, poetic and frequently mind blowing.
In addition to the filmed footage of the man himself, plus an all-star cast of dub and reggae-related musicians, Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision Of Paradise is illustrated by unique animated scenes. Using traditional painting techniques, the artist Maria Sargarodschi created imaginary characters of surprising contemporary style influenced by Ethiopian Christian Orthodox Church Art, Lee Perry’s imaginary cosmos and the Beatles’ 'Yellow Submarine'.
The London screning of the film, plus a director Q+A, takes place at the Picturehouse Central on February 17th. Get tickets here.