A portrait of a group of pioneering reggae musicians, 'Inna De Yard' captures the ongoing relevance of reggae and its social values, and the music's passion to revitalize an older generation while passing it on to younger listeners.
Martin is a fisherman without a boat, his brother Steven having re-purposed it as a tourist tripper. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the harbour.
LS Lowry would have been, 47 years old in 1934 when this film was set. Timothy Spall, who plays the role was 61 at the time of filming. See more »
Mrs Lowry describes the house they live in as a "2 up 2 down"giving the impression it is a pokey and cramped inexpensive place. In real life the actual house in Pendlebury was quite spacious with six rooms. See more »
Timothy spall in particular was fantastic as in fairness he always is in portraying the raw emotion of his character through with Redgrave not far off. In honesty I enjoyed this film but could not get over excited about it as it is ultimately a series of often mundane bedroom conversations between a bitter mother and loving son. The fact it kept my attention in this setting was an achievement in itself. I would personally have liked to seen more focus on the art itself in between or a larger portion of his life but for what it was the performances really maximised it's entertainment level and make it a worthwhile and interesting hour and a half despite its limitations.
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