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Dance Craze

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Date(s) - 24/11/2023
19:30 - 20:45


Electric Palace cinema, Hastings TN34 3ER


Legendary concert film that brilliantly captures the cultural phenomenon that was the 2Tone movement. Featuring The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, The Beat and more!

Director: JOE MASSOT

50 MINS / 1981 / UK

Loved the recent screening of Rudies Come Back? Then you’ll love our next 2 Tone film choice.

The legendary concert film Dance Craze captures the best of 2 Tone Records, the iconic label that emerged from Coventry in 1979.  Shot throughout 1980 and released in cinemas the following year, it brilliantly captures the cultural phenomenon that was the 2Tone movement and represents an important social document of the times.

Directed by Joe Massot (The Song Remains the Same) and filmed by BAFTA award-winning cinematographer Joe Dunton, it showcases the very best of the British Ska phenomenon, with exclusive live performances from The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, The Beat, Bad Manners and The Bodysnatchers.

We are screening the newly remastered in 4K from original film materials, Dance Craze returns to cinemas – more than 40 years on from its theatrical release!

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