Sunday, August 11, 2013

Brother to Brother



2004 American Feature

Cast: Anthony Mackie, Roger Robinson, Daniel Sunjata, Aunjanue Ellis, Larry Gilliard Jr. and Duane Boutte
Writer/Director: Rodney Evans

Synopsis:
New York art student Perry Williams befriends an elderly homeless man named Bruce Nugent, who turns out to have been an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 76% / Audience: 64%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 57% / Audience: 8.0%
  • OMG rating: 6 /10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.
  • Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best First Feature, Debut Performance (Mackie), Supporting Actor (Robinson) and First Screenplay.
  • L.A. Outfest Grand Jury Awards for Outstanding American Narrative Feature and Actor (Robinson).
  • Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Jury Award for Best Fiction Feature.
  • New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Vanguard Award.
  • Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Jury Award for Best Feature Film.
  • San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature.
  • Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize - Dramatic.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Narrative feature film debut of director Rodney Evans.
  • Casting Call: Earle Hyman.
  • The real Bruce Nugent died in 1987, well before the contemporary setting of the film.
  • In addition to Bruce Nugent, the other important Harlem Renaissance figures featured as characters in the film include Langston Hughes, Aaron Douglas, Wallace Thurman and Zora Neale Hurston.

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