This film profiles the relationship between two seemingly different people in an inner-city hospital. Jimmy, an old black man and Gabriel a young white man develop a daily relationship of ... See full summary »
This film profiles the relationship between two seemingly different people in an inner-city hospital. Jimmy, an old black man and Gabriel a young white man develop a daily relationship of playing cards and talking about their illnesses. The film displays the miscommunication we have as human beings and how racial stereotypes can be breached through the spirit of friendship. Written by
All of the scenes in the hallways and common area where actually shot in a very old orphanage in Alton called the Catholic Children's Home. The scenes in the actual hospital rooms where filmed a mile away at St. Clair's Hospital. See more »
For jimmy brown is subtle film about the brief relationship between two unrelated men. A younger white guy stumbles upon an old black guy and is told to leave him alone. What blossoms is a stark and understated relationship while the younger guy is dying, which is accentuated by the way his pushups rapidly decline towards the end. The title `for' jimmy brown refers to the soccer jacket that Gabriel leaves Jimmy after his death. Jimmy Brown is played by veteran stage actor Dennis Lebby who gives a great monologue to an empty bed at the end of the film. Brian Jun plays Gabriel, while as a director provides fluid camera moves to tell this flawless story. This is unlike many short films...it is stripped of virtually everything, shot in black and white which is a metaphor for the two men, one white, one black. I've been told that this film was rejected from Sundance, which I cannot believe because while very simple, it tells a rather complex story. The acting is excellent, the cinematography flawless, and the editing is great too. Try to catch this film if you can.
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