The documentary The Upsetter: The Life & Music of Lee "Scratch" Perry is a captivating tale that documents seventy years in the life and career of iconic artist, musician, and producer Lee "Scratch" Perry.
Hailing from Kendal, Jamaica, the musician is known as the godfather of reggae and dub with a heavy hand in the offshoot genres of ska, rocksteady, and drum and bass. Among his career highlights, he's also the man and producer behind reggae legend Bob Marley.
Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Benicio Del Toro, the film features songs and iconic archival footage selected from Perry's extensive career. The incredible footage spans nearly five decades and features Lee's renowned studio The Black Ark and his band The Upsetters. It also features Bob Marley and the Wailers, Paul McCartney, The Clash, and the Beastie Boys, all of whom Perry produced songs for at some point.
Outside of learning about Perry's experiences, we're taken on a journey experiencing first-hand what life was like in Kingston, Jamaica. You'll be enchanted by the eccentric Perry and his outlook on life.
Watch the video for "Jammin'" by Bob Marley:
The film will be screened in select cities this month with a release on iTunes, Video On Demand and DVD coming soon.
WATCH the trailer here: www.theupsettermovie.com