I went to see Out The Gate today. I wanted to show my support for our Jamaican actors, at least, since I don’t know how “Jamaican” this film is. Coming on the heels of previous films Better Mus Come and Ghett’a Life there are great expectations of Jamaican and Jamaican influenced films. I was disappointed with the cinematography and the dialogue. There is a hilarious shoot out scene at the end where I suppose the producer/director/editor etc. had a bit of fun. Paul Campbell plays a blood thirsty villain, which seems to be “his” role, whose favourite word is “bomboclaat” (a Jamaican curse word); Oliver Samuels only appears briefly in the beginning of the film and Everton Dennis’ acting is okay. There were some dots that needed connecting in the script and so it did not flow. Also near the end there is a missing character. I will not spoil it and expound although I would not recommend that you rush out to see it before it closes. You can watch this film when you are on vacation with nothing to do, it is not that urgent. However, if you want to go to support our Jamaican actors then go right ahead.
As I had mentioned in a previous post the Department of Literatures in English will be holding a series of Writers’ Workshops commencing this Saturday. This Saturday’s workshop will be done by Earl Lovelace and I think I had mentioned that the cost of the workshop would be $10,000. The price has now been halved to $5,000. So if you were really interested and $10,000 was a stretch and $5,000 is doable then the opportunity to participate is still available, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 927 2217.
Also remember that the 5th Edward Baugh Distinguished Lecture will be given by Mr. Lovelace on Sunday, see poster below.
To close, and this is totally unrelated to anything previous: I LOVE THE MUPPETS AND I CAN”T WAIT TO SEE THE NEW MUPPETS MOVIE! Just wanted to get that odd my chest 🙂