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Brother to Brother (2004)

 -  Drama  -  17 January 2004 (USA)
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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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Marcus (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
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Young Bruce
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Langston
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Subway Grifter (as Brad Baily)
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Isaiah
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Classroom Girl #1
Billoah Greene ...
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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Earle Hyman was originally cast in the role of "Bruce," played by 'Roger Robinson' in the film. See more »

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Incredible!
21 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was thoroughly impressed w/ Rodney Evan's Brother to Brother. It was a refreshing coming of age story. To add a historic context was genius. This movie was bold in that it brought to light the homosexual subtext of the Harlem Renaissance. BTB was not laden w/ stereotypical imagery that often plagues Black cinema. The setting was simple, one of which we can relate. My favorite scene was the skit that included James Balwin whereby Baldwin had to defend why being gay does nothing to hinder 'the movement.' Although Evans had many concurrent themes, the movie was not over-bearing. From familial troubles to inter-racial relationships, we saw that Perry's character was multi-dimensional Kudos!


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