Tuesday, 4 September 2012

IN THE MIX: NCC excels at London screening; Colleagues pay tribute to Michael Clarke Duncan

SHOW AND TELL: Filmmaker Storm Saulter and the rest of the New Caribbean Cinema cohort are reporting that the weekend premiere of their buzzworthy new project, Ring Di Alarm!, at London’s British Film Institute, was a tremendous success. “We are thrilled to report that our BFI weekend has been an amazing success,” the team said via Facebook. “Full house Saturday and Sunday, awesome interaction with our audiences.” Up next are scheduled screenings in Trinidad, ahead of a grand premiere on local soil. (Photo: Frederique Rapier)

THE DEPARTED: And on a sad note, TALLAWAH joins the rest of the film world in mourning the death of actor Michael Clarke Duncan, 54, best known for his Oscar-nominated performance in The Green Mile. Duncan, who passed away on Monday after being gravely ill for months, leaves behind an impressive legacy of big- and small-screen work. “When something happens, we always say it happens for a reason,” said Duncan’s The Scorpion King costar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. “I’ll miss you, brother.” His Green Mile colleague Tom Hanks told CNN that he was "terribly saddened ... at the loss of Big Mike. He was the treasure we all discovered on the set of The Green Mile. He was magic. He was a big love of man and his passing leaves us stunned.”

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