May 30, 2008
‘Hit For Six’ to premiere at Cinerama

The award winning Caribbean film “Hit For Six!” will premiere in St Vincent at 6.30pm this evening, May 30th, 2008, at the Cinerama theatre in Kingstown.{{more}}

“Hit For Six” is a captivating fictional story of a playboy West Indies cricketer who fights demons of his past, including a match fixing charge, and learns about love while struggling for his last chance to play in a major global tournament and earn the respect of his estranged father, a former great West Indies player. This emotional drama, punctuated with excitement, intrigue and love tells the inspirational story of Alex Nelson, a talented but inconsistent cricketer, who has been sidelined from the WI team for scuffling with his coach, Amir Misra of India. Now out of the team for three years, he pursues an unlikely quest to get back on the team for a last chance to play in the Global One Day Series. He is fueled by a burning desire to regain the respect of his estranged and critical father, a former great West Indies player, who was unfairly denied a chance to play in the first Global One Day Series.

“Hit For Six!” has been well received at the American Black Film Festival in Hollywood, the Pan African Festival Film Festival (Los Angeles) and the American Film Institute (Washington DC); and this year has been selected for screening at the International Film Festival of South Africa 2008. It is also scheduled for screenings in Canada, the United Kingdom and South Africa, among other locations.

The film features acclaimed regional actors, including Andrew Pilgrim, Rudolph Walker, Varia Williams, Jeanille Bonterre and Alison Sealy-Smith.

The event will be hosted by former West Indies cricketer Mike Findlay and attended by Minister of Culture René Baptiste.