Friday 29 April 'WAREHOUSE CULTURE'
Norman Jay Documentary: ‘Good Times’
Time: 9pm to 10.30pm
Duration: 90 mins
Director: Terry Walshe
Screening 1: GOODTIMES ‘The Film’
GOOD TIMES is the story of how Sound System culture. Against the backdrop of the late seventies and through to the late eighties Notting Hill, we follow the journey of one man. A driving ambition to spread black music to a country divided by political and social unrest drove Norman Jay to battle against not only the system but also his own community. Following Norman around New York and London, we discover the times he lived in and the people he encountered on his way, each one with their own agenda. His unorthodox methods and succeed at any cost attitude coupled with an obvious deep passion for the best black music make Norman a complicated man.
Shot over two years, director Terry Walshe follows superstar DJ (and devout Westside) Norman Jay across New York and London - from the Brooklyn street parties of his youth and New York's Paradise Garage to Fulham (the site of one of his biggest warehouse parties) and Notting Hill for a series of anecdotal recollections, which deliver a politically poignant yet entertaining insight into a generation that has influenced contemporary Britain and the international dance scene.
With fantastic footage from Carnival through the years, the parties plus contributions fromTrevor Nelson, Terry Farley, Jazzie B, Judge Jules &Joey Jay, 'Good Times - The Film' reconfirms how London's Sound System culture spawned the warehouse parties and acid house movements and eventually created the cult of the DJ as we now know it. This is a must for anyone who gives a damn about real music, real West London, Carnival and most of all about the good times all three collectively represent. So, if you only do one thing, live this, love this, watch this! Rewind!