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Perry Henzell’s Film, No Place Like Home

A politically conscious, reggae-infused journey through rural Jamaica by the iconic director of “The Harder They Come”

JUSTINE HENZELL

erry Henzell’s film No Place Like Home holds a very special place in the heart of the Jakes family. The movie, filmed primarily in rural Jamaica and Negril, stars Susan O’Meara, Carl Bradshaw and Countryman — and introduces the actress Grace Jones.

No Place Like Home (filmed between 1973 – 1980) went unseen as the negative was thought lost for over 25 years. Found and restored recently, this beautiful film is about a woman escaping her comfort zone, finding beauty, and rediscovering herself in an unfamiliar place.

The movie features an incredible soundtrack handpicked by Henzell with songs performed by Bob Marley, Etta James, Carly Simon, Toots & The Maytals and more.

On Aug 23, 2019, No Place Like Home premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The special night, with guests near and dear to the Henzell family, culminated in a lively Q&A with filmmaker and producer Justine Henzell.

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