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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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Perry
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Marcus (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
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Young Bruce
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Langston
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Bruce Nugent
Brad Bailey ...
Subway Grifter (as Brad Baily)
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Mr. Williams
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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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17 January 2004 (USA)  »

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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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11 November 2004 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

A movie about connecting modern-day gay struggles withing the African-American community with the bohemian artists of the Harlem Reniaissance.

After reading some of the mixed reviews from others that have seen this film...I decided to see if for myself. What a surprise, this film has a bit of everything that was informative and entertaining.

Brother to Brothers' script has minor holes and the characters need a bit more developing but the acting, flashbacks and feel of the movie compensates for the few downfalls.

A big credit to those who took on a subject matter that Hollywood still cannot get right: Gay Black Men. I have not seen many films that have come close to or able to capture the real struggle of the Gay African American Community....Well done!


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