Sunday, 15 May 2011

RED CARPET Report: Jamaican film ‘Out The Gate’ takes over a New York hotspot

STAR BWOY: Campbell raps with the press about new projects.

Jamaican star power and a touch of Black Hollywood collided in Queens, New York, for a special pre-launch party and showing of the film Out The Gate at the Moments Night Club Thursday evening. The red-carpet event, which saw the mingling of the film’s cast with the media and the public, is one of many events that continue to precede a premiere of Out The Gate on Jamaican soil. (Hello?!). To wit, a screening at next week’s Reggae Film Festival in Kingston wouldn’t have been too shabby an idea.

Featuring a cast led by veteran actors Paul Campbell and Oliver Samuels, Shelli Boone and Everton ‘E-Dee’ Dawkins, the film has come in for pretty decent reviews since its release earlier this year, with renowned reggae historian Roger Steffens calling it “a vivid and moving reflection of the immigrant experience and the flagrant joy of musical creativity of our Jamaican cousins.”

Back in Queens, TALLAWAH brings you highlights from the red-carpet affair.

STARRY NIGHT: A good crowd flocked to Moments to see the stars.

REEL TIME: Campbell and Dennis talk movies with the media.

WITH POISE: The ladies also seized their moment in the spotlight.

JAMERICAN LINK-UP: Campbell and rising maverick Brian Burke-Green.

THE CREW: The men of Out The Gate link on the red carpet for a photo-op.

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