A Wake in Providence


1h 28m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Anthony Gelati, a struggling young actor living in Venice, California, has finally landed his first major role in a movie. He races home to share the news with his live-in girlfriend Alissa who reminds him that he promised to introduce her to his family back East when he was cast in a big movie. Ant

Film Details

Also Known As
Wake in Providence
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Indican Pictures; Indican Pictures
Location
Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Synopsis

Anthony Gelati, a struggling young actor living in Venice, California, has finally landed his first major role in a movie. He races home to share the news with his live-in girlfriend Alissa who reminds him that he promised to introduce her to his family back East when he was cast in a big movie. Anthony, who is Full-Blooded Italian, has been apprehensive about bringing her home because she is African-American, something he has not yet told his family. Their celebration is interrupted by a sobering phone call when Anthony learns that his grandfather has died. Suddenly, he must return home to honor his family by attending the funeral, and, without time for explanations, bring Alissa with him to keep his promise to her. Shortly after they arrive in Providence, Rhode Island, they encounter the good-natured, yet eccentric cabby Vinnie and his pregnant girlfriend Patty. Not ready to face his family, they drive around Federal Hill, the heart of the Italian district, before stopping at the family grocery store. While there, Anthony's younger brother Frankie meets Alissa and is stunned to learn that she is his brother's girlfriend. The trio goes to the funeral home where Anthony immediately finds himself in more hot water. His mother Claudia is upset that he did not call her when he got to town and Alissa, realizing Anthony has not told his family that she is his girlfriend or that she is African-American, demands to be officially introduced at the funeral home.

Film Details

Also Known As
Wake in Providence
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Indican Pictures; Indican Pictures
Location
Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States April 15, 2005

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States January 27, 2000

Released in United States November 11, 2005

Released in United States on Video August 14, 2006

Released in United States September 1999

Released in United States Spring April 15, 2005

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 10-19, 1999.

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 20 - November 15, 1999.

Feature directorial debut for Rosario Roveto Jr.

Began shooting June 2, 1998.

Completed shooting June 27, 1998.

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 20 - November 15, 1999.)

Released in United States January 27, 2000 (Shown in Warwick, Rhode Island (Showcase Cinemas) January 27, 2000.)

Limited Release in United States April 15, 2005

Released in United States Spring April 15, 2005

Released in United States on Video August 14, 2006

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 10-19, 1999.)

Released in United States November 11, 2005 (New York City and Los Angeles)