Taimak to Appear in National Tour of "The Last Dragon" Launching April 1st
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PASADENA, Calif., March 7, 2016 -- Pasadena based Incorgnito Publishing Press will present a national tour screening of the movie "The Last Dragon" with personal appearances by the movie's co-star Taimak. The tour will also include the launch of Taimak's autobiography, Taimak, The Last Dragon.
|The late Vanity and Taimak.|
The tour kicks off in Seattle at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) on April 1st and will continue throughout 2016. Twenty cities are planned for the tour with Olympia (WA), Washington (DC), Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Raleigh currently booked. A complete listing of cities can be found at http://www.incorgnitobooks.com/the-last-dragon-tour/.
The Last Dragon is a cult martial arts film originated by Motown legend, Berry Gordy. The film debuted in 1985 and though critically not well received, it was a financial success, grossing over $33 million, making it the highest grossing martial arts film of the time. The film pays tribute to marital arts legend Bruce Lee and features a memorable Motown score including the hit, Rhythm of the Night sung by DeBarge. Prince protégé Vanity, Taimak's co-star, recently passed away from kidney failure, the result of drug abuse in her early years.
"The Last Dragon" was released on Blu Ray by Sony in August of 2015 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film. It has since been screened to sold-out audiences in select cities and remains a favorite to decades of inspired fans. The film launched Taimak onto the Hollywood scene and introduced a few notable actors including Chazz Palminteri and William H. Macy.
About the Actor/Author - Taimak is a versatile actor, director and writer as well as a nationally recognized marital arts expert. At the age of eighteen, he won the New York State Kickboxing Championship and was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2010. He has worked as choreographer with such notables as Debbie Allen, Jaime King, Madonna, former rock band Bush, and many others. He has guest starred on several national television shows including "A Different World," "Alley McBeal," "Red Shoes Diaries" and "Malcolm and Eddie." His stage appearances include the highly successful "Roadhouse the Comedy" at the Barrow Street Theater in New York City and in the national tour of "Cheaters." He is making his directorial debut with a film noir detective story titled, "I've Seen Things" (in pre-production).
When asked why he chose to write his autobiography now Taimak replied, "I wrote the book in part because my fans thought I left them prematurely and I wanted to explain. And, because I wanted to give people of all backgrounds, something inspiring that would help them through their journey of life".