Clement Virgo
Canada | 1995 | 89 min

With Maurice Dean Wint, Clark Johnson, Melanie Nicholls King, Rachael Crawford, Richard Chevolleau, and Sharon Lewis as Rude

Over the course of one Easter weekend in a Toronto housing project, three desperate people—an ex-drug dealer-turned-artist trying to go straight; a boxer coming to terms with his sexuality; and a young woman coping with a breakup and abortion—confront the darkest parts of themselves while searching for a path forward.  Jamaican-Canadian director Clement Virgo’s landmark feature debut—the first Canadian film made by an entirely black crew—is a searing, poetic portrait of black lives fighting to overcome socioeconomic constraints.

Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30pm at BAM Rose Cinemas, Brooklyn, NYC

tickets at BAM.org

BkCC is the co-founder of the Caribbean Film Series, forged in 2015 as an ongoing partnership with BAMcinématek and the Caribbean Film Academy (CaFA) to showcase feature and short films by the best emerging talent from the Caribbean, showcasing Caribbean stories and cultures. 

The Brooklyn Cinema Collective (BkCC) creates theatrical film showcases for Black and POC filmmakers; the BkCC doubles as a media advocacy and consultancy non-profit for underserved film and media artists in NYC and beyond.

Our services are a direct offshoot of The Luminal Theater's mission as an African diaspora film-centered microcinema venue, set to open in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn.

Contact BkCC president  Curtis Caesar John at curtisj@bkcinemacollective.org to make an appointment.

These standout films highlight the richness, uniqueness, and viability of Caribbean cinema to Brooklyn, home to the largest population of Caribbean nationals in the United States, and to all New York City residents and visitors.

The Caribbean Film Series, is made possible with donations from you,  the viewing public, and public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council.