A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS: And while we’re on the twin subjects of legends and documentaries, the long-promised cinematic take on the remarkable life of the late cultural icon Rex Nettleford will debut next month to coincide with the observance of his 80th birthday as well as Black History Month. Directed by noted filmmaker Lennie Little-White, the one-hour Rex: The Renaissance Man was funded by the Rex Nettleford Foundation. “Our problem is that the film is one-hour and to put in all aspects of his life is a challenge,” notes Little-White. “We don't want it to be an academic piece. We want the little boy watching to see that with hard work what can be accomplished.”
THE LIFE CINEMATIC: The hardworking crew behind the Reggae Film Festival has announced tentative dates for this year’s staging of the ever-expanding film-and-awards fest. For 2013, the RFF is set to take place in Kingston from Aug. 1-5 at a venue to be announced. Meantime, interested participants are being urged to start sending in their entries, bearing in mind the closing date of March 31. To learn more, visit jamaicafilmacademy.org.