Donnellan's 1964 film on Caribbeans in north Birmingham, seen in a different light thanks to a rescore by Birmingham Jazz.
This screening of The Colony (dir: Philip Donnellan, 1964) will set the film in a different light, with Birmingham-based jazz band From Scratch providing live accompaniment as frame and counter-point. The quartet have deep roots in the communities that are depicted in The Colony, including Andy Hamilton’s son Mark on sax, Ralf Decambre on guitar and Ray “Pablo” Brown on bass. Their musical backgrounds include the kind of music that the people in the film would have been listening to in the 60s – jazz, calypso, ska, reggae, soul and gospel. Presented in partnership with The Drum and Birmingham Jazz. See also: The Colony + Year Zero: Black Country, Sat 21 March at mac