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Dance Craze PG rating

Legendary concert film that brilliantly captures the cultural phenomenon that was the 2 Tone movement, and showcases the very best of the British Ska revival.

Documentary 1981 89 mins

Director: Joe Massot



In 1979 Jerry Dammers founded The Specials and 2 Tone Record Label, releasing their debut single Gangsters in July of that year. Over the course of the next 12 months, 2 Tone took over the UK. Director Joe Massot (‘The Song Remains the Same’) and Bafta award-winning cinematographer Joe Dunton filmed 2 Tone bands at various venues over the course of 1980, using the newly invented Steadicam on Super 35mm film to make it look like the camera was dancing along with the beat of the music. The result is an incredible document of the sheer force and energy of the musicians and fans, and 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.