Rap­per DMX gets DUI

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

GREER, S.C. — Rap­per DMX has been ar­rested in South Carolina and charged with driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence.

Greenville County jail of­fi­cials said the 42-year-old, whose real name is Earl Sim­mons, was ar­rested early Fri­day. He was also charged with not hav­ing a driver’s li­cence.

Sim­mons was ar­rested last year in nearby Spar­tan­burg County for sus­pi­cion of driv­ing with­out a li­cence. In that case, he was re­leased af­ter pay­ing a fine.

Jail records show Sim­mons has been re­leased. It wasn’t clear if he has an at­tor­ney.

Sim­mons was ar­rested in a Phoenix sub­urb in 2011 af­ter a trooper clocked him driv­ing at 164 km/h. He had re­cently fin­ished a stint in prison on pro­ba­tion re­vo­ca­tion for fail­ing to sub­mit to drug test­ing and driv­ing with­out a li­cence.

THE Gimli Film Fes­ti­val wraps this week­end with a slate of films en­com­pass­ing sex, ad­ven­ture, drama and retro-pop fizz. On Satur­day’s pro­gram: Kon-Tiki (10:30 a.m., Venue 1, Gimli Theatre) The story of Thor Hey­erdal’s epic cross-Pa­cific jour­ney on a balsa raft in 1947 is dra­ma­tized in this Nor­way/Den­mark/ U.K. co-pro­duc­tion.

Black’s Game (Svar­tur á leik) (1:30 p.m., Venue 1, Gimli Theatre) This thriller from Ice­land fo­cuses on a stu­dent who finds him­self in over his head in Ice­land’s drug trade. Sub­ti­tled.

The Punk Syn­drome (Ko­vasika­juttu) (2 p.m., Venue 3, Aspire Theatre) A doc­u­men­tary look at one of Fin­land’s most fa­mous punk bands, made up of four de­vel­op­men­tally chal­lenged mu­si­cians. With English sub­ti­tles.

The Act of Killing (4 p.m., Venue 1, Gimli Theatre) An amaz­ing doc in which In­done­sian death squad lead­ers are asked — and cheer­fully oblige — to re-en­act the mass killings of about one mil­lion eth­nic Chi­nese, Com­mu­nists and in­tel­lec­tu­als in var­i­ous film styles.

Qual­ity Balls — The David Stein­berg Story (5:30 p.m., Venue 3, Aspire Theatre) In the ’60s and ’70s, one of Win­nipeg’s most cel­e­brated ex­ports was co­me­dian David Stein­berg. This doc looks at his amaz­ing ca­reer with com­men­tary from high-pro­file fans in­clud­ing Jerry Se­in­feld and Larry David.

My Awkward Sex­ual Ad­ven­ture (7 p.m., Venue 2, Lady of the Lake Theatre)

If you missed it in its the­atri­cal run, this may be your last chance to see this dirty-funny com­edy on the big screen.

Di­rec­tor Sean Gar­rity and screen­writer Jonas Ch­er­nick have con­cocted an au­then­ti­cally funny film tick­ling the psy­che in its most sen­si­tive spots.

Ch­er­nick plays an ac­coun­tant in his 30s who is dumped by his live-in girl­friend and, in des­per­a­tion, con­sults with an ex­otic dancer to teach him ev­ery­thing he needs to know about sex (but was too timid to ask).

While the film’s raunch has its laugh-out-loud re­wards, Gar­rity and Ch­er­nick do not en­ter the theme of sex­ual ex­plo­ration lightly. There is a re­deem­ing ma­tu­rity here in the film’s sug­ges­tion that the give-and-take of adult sex­u­al­ity is not the only quid pro quo of a real, work­ing re­la­tion­ship. Grease (10 p.m., Beach Screen) The ridicu­lously pop­u­lar movie mu­si­cal is screened on the beach in karaoke sing-along style.

For the fest’s clos­ing day on Sun­day, much of the sched­ule, deemed the best of the fest, will be de­ter­mined on Satur­day evening. Go to www.gim­li­film.com for late-break­ing pro­gram­ming.

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