The Upsetter (film)

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The Upsetter
Directed by Ethan Higbee
Adam Bhala Lough
Produced by Ethan Higbee
Adam Bhala Lough
Starring Lee Scratch Perry
Bob Marley
Paul McCartney
Marcus Garvey
The Clash
Haile Selassie
Beastie Boys
Peter Tosh
Carl Bradshaw
Narrated by Benicio Del Toro
Distributed by The Upsetter Films
Release date
  • March 2008 (2008-03) (SXSW)
  • March 1, 2011 (2011-03-01) (United States)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Upsetter or The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry is a documentary film about the Grammy Award-winning Jamaican music icon Lee "Scratch" Perry. The film is narrated by Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro[1] and directed by American Filmmakers Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough. The film premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in March 2008 and had its theatrical release in March 2011, going on to screen at more than 80 theatres world wide.[2][3]


  1. ^ Halperin, Shirley (February 24, 2011). "Benicio Del Toro Narrates Doc on Reggae Legend Lee 'Scratch' Perry (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-12-15. 
  2. ^ Jackson, Nate (March 24, 2011). "'The Upsetter': The life and times of Lee 'Scratch' Perry -- VIDEO". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-12-15. 
  3. ^ Kreps, Daniel (June 28, 2010). "Lee "Scratch" Perry's Wild World: Watch a Clip From 'The Upsetter'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-12-15. 

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