Brother to Brother Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for Brother to Brother the Movie

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Ambitious debut effort ties the personal plight of a modern African-American painter to the artistic turmoil of the Harlem Renaissance. Perry (Mackie) is thrown out of his house once his father discovers that he is homosexual. Embittered, Perry rails against the anti-gay hostility within the black community and his college classrooms. After he meets a homeless man, Bruce Nugent (Robinson), in a local shelter, Perry realizes that Bruce was once a noted poet during the Harlem Renaissance. We then flash back to the 1930s to witness Bruce interacting with such luminaries as Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston. Evans effectively shows how issues of politics and sexuality transcend time, but the film lapses into didacticism once too often.

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Not Yet Released

Available on DVD
Running time 94 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Harlem, Urban Drama, Gays, African America, Struggling Artists, Homeless, Coming of Age
Screenplay
Rodney Evans
Cast
Anthony Mackie, Roger Robinson, Larry (Lawrence) Gilliard, Aunjanue Ellis, Duane Boutte, Daniel Sunjata, Alex Burns
Cinematography
Harlan Bosmajian
Director
Rodney Evans
Music
Marc Anthony Thompson, Bill Coleman
Other
Joshua Anderson, Sabine Hoffman, Claire Falkenberg, Sarah Beers, Ernestor Solo
Producer
Jim McKay, Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins

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