Rude


1h 30m 1995

Brief Synopsis

A triad of tales unfolding over the Easter weekend in a stylized inner-city setting. The stories center around three young Black protagonists: Maxine, a successful window dresser whose hard-fought choices plunge her relationship into crisis; Jordan, a talented but confused boxer who, after a brutal

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Ontario Film Development Corporation; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
Cineplex Odeon Films; Cineplex Odeon Films
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

A triad of tales unfolding over the Easter weekend in a stylized inner-city setting. The stories center around three young Black protagonists: Maxine, a successful window dresser whose hard-fought choices plunge her relationship into crisis; Jordan, a talented but confused boxer who, after a brutal gaybashing, faces up to his own demons; and the General, an artist fresh out of jail who faces old temptations while trying to make a clean break from his troubled past. Weaving these tales together are the provocative tirades of Rude, a mysterious and sultry young woman operating the pirate radio channel who infiltrates each character's life, providing wit, irony, and finally catharsis for all.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Ontario Film Development Corporation; TTlTfilm Canada
Distribution Company
Cineplex Odeon Films; Cineplex Odeon Films
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 12, 1996

Released in United States on Video September 10, 1996

Released in United States November 1995

Released in United States January 1996

Shown at Berlin International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival November 8-15, 1995.

Feature directorial debut for Clement Virgo.

Began shooting April 12, 1994.

Completed shooting May 14, 1994.

Released in United States Spring April 12, 1996

Released in United States on Video September 10, 1996

Released in United States November 1995 (Shown at Berlin International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival November 8-15, 1995.)

Released in United States January 1996 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 1996.)