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Brother to Brother (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | 17 January 2004 (USA)
A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.

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Marcus (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Duane Boutte ...
Young Bruce
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Langston
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Bruce Nugent
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Subway Grifter (as Brad Baily)
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Isaiah
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Classroom Girl #1
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Rashan
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Classroom Girl #2
Curtis McClarin ...
Black Man on Subway (as Curtis L. McClarin)
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A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.

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De Irmão Pra Irmão  »

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Earle Hyman was originally cast in the role of "Bruce," played by 'Roger Robinson' in the film. See more »

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Featured in The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2005) See more »

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Pretty good
26 July 2004 | by (Philadelphia, Pa.) – See all my reviews

I couldn't disagree more with the person who described the film as "dreadful."

I am no great critic of film but I saw this film at the Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (PIGLFF) and enjoyed it and was ultimately moved by it.

I detected a moment of spotty acting in an early scene; otherwise, I found the film to be professional and polished. It deals with themes of parenting, maturation, relations across generations, race, friendship, sexuality, homophobia, perception, the life, role and integrity of an artist in one's culture.

It provides an interesting and enticing view into the Harlem Renaissance, a place and time I was not that familiar with.

It was well received by the audience I viewed it with, and I recommend it.


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