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Brother to Brother -- A feature-length 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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  (in credits order)

Anthony Mackie ... Perry

Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Marcus (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Duane Boutte ... Young Bruce

Daniel Sunjata ... Langston
Alex Burns ... Jim

Ray Ford ... Wally

Aunjanue Ellis ... Zora
Roger Robinson ... Bruce Nugent
Brad Bailey ... Subway Grifter (as Brad Baily)
Brian Everett Chandler ... Mr. Williams

Kevin Jackson ... Isaiah
Shantell Herndon ... Classroom Girl #1

Billoah Greene ... Rashan

Ryan Michelle Bathe ... Classroom Girl #2
Curtis McClarin ... Black Man on Subway (as Curtis L. McClarin)

Michael Mosley ... White Man #1 on Subway

Daniel Stewart Sherman ... White Man #2 on Subway
Olubunmi Banjoko

Lucas Papaelias ... Danny
Oni Faida Lampley ... Evelyn

James Martinez ... Julio
Randy Frazier ... Tom
Carlton J. Smith ... Homophobic Subway Preacher (as Carlton Smith)
Charles Vickers
John Hartman
Colin Howie
Andre Dettler
Ashley Fernandez
Patrick Torso

Lance Reddick ... James Baldwin

Chad L. Coleman ... El (as Chad Coleman)

Leith M. Burke ... Aaron
Reid Mihalko ... Harold
Anthony Briatico ... Young Italian Kisser
Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt ... Young Italian #2
Lamont Craig
Darrell Moultrie
Kevin Philpotts
James Reinhart
Gretchen Gale
Earnst DieuJuste
Bridgette Pursley
Esther de Rothschild

Richard Bekins ... Carl

Dara Coleman
Adam Wade ... Sam, the Bartender

Bradley Cole ... Macallister
Raphael Peacock ... Newstand Cashier
Lizan Mitchell ... Protesting Woman

Michael Duvert ... Thug

Tracie Thoms ... Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Earl Baker Jr. ... Calvin

Wilzette Borno ... Student

Thomas Daniel ... Art Dealer

Brandon Murray ... Thug #2

Amy Hoerler ... Art Gallery Owner (uncredited)
Calvin Mackie ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Shareef McIntosh ... Extra (uncredited)

Jonathan S. Nowak ... Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)

Keith Stallworth ... Thug#1 (uncredited)

Mala Wright ... Park Woman (uncredited)

Directed by
Rodney Evans 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rodney Evans 

Produced by
Seth Carmichael .... co-producer
Rodney Evans .... producer
Marc Henry Johnson .... co-producer
Jim McKay .... producer
Yoruba Richen .... associate producer
Isen Robbins .... producer
Aimee Schoof .... producer
Original Music by
Barney McAll 
Marc Anthony Thompson 
Dave Warrin 
Cinematography by
Harlan Bosmajian 
Film Editing by
Sabine Hoffman 
Casting by
Tom Alberg 
Vince Liebhart 
Ricki Maslar 
Production Design by
Ernesto Solo 
Art Direction by
Claire Falkenberg 
Nyna Sargent 
Costume Design by
Sarah Beers 
Makeup Department
Loretta Alston .... key hair stylist
Persefone Karakosta .... key makeup artist
Theodora Katsoulogiannakis .... additional hair stylist
Julia Lallas .... makeup department head
T'rah Veal .... assistant makeup artist/hair
Production Management
Yurgi Ganter .... unit production manager
Michael Romero .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick D. Gibbons .... first assistant director: additional photography (as Patrick Gibbons)
Daniel Lowe .... second assistant director (as Daniel Hamilton-Lowe)
Kurt Lustgarten .... second second assistant director
Jason Messeri .... second second assistant director: re-shoot
Michael A. Moffa .... first assistant director
Joel Stewart .... additional second assistant director
Art Department
Khadijah Britton .... assistant property master
Creel Brown .... art production assistant
Alexis Croucher .... set dresser
Yolan Fisher .... property master
Anna Mercedes Hadlock .... assistant art director
Troy Lambert .... storyboard artist
Adam Mock .... art production assistant
Sound Department
Joshua Anderson .... production sound mixer
Joe Caterini .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Caterini .... supervising sound editor
Sebastian Lipszyc .... boom operator
Daniel Perlin .... dialogue editor
Daniel Perlin .... sound designer
Daniel Perlin .... sound effects editor
Jeff Rowe .... sound editor
Roy Farfel .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Demian Barba .... camera loader
Dan Beedy .... best boy electric
George Bianchini .... Steadicam operator
Manuel Billeter .... first assistant camera
Bernard X. Brongniart .... gaffer
Steven Capitano Calitri .... key grip (as Steve Calitri)
Bill Dixon .... additional electrician
Bill Dixon .... grip
Danna Feintuch .... second assistant camera
Bil Hughes .... electrician
Andre Lascaris .... gaffer
Ian McGlocklin .... electrician
Constanza Mirre .... still photographer
Jeff Niggemeyer .... best boy grip
Casting Department
Brendan Daw .... extras casting
Tuffy Questell .... extras casting
Serena Rosario .... extras casting assistant
Ra-Ra Taylor .... extras casting assistant
Editorial Department
Stefanie Dworkin .... first assistant editor
Rodney Evans .... additional editor
Martin Zeichner .... colorist
Location Management
Ryan Ferguson .... assistant location manager
John Perez .... location manager
Music Department
Marc Ribot .... musician: guitar
Angelos Skordos .... associate music coordinator
Transportation Department
Steve Halldorson .... driver: cast
Other crew
Anil Baral .... second script supervisor
Matt Burns .... key production assistant
Alister Conway .... production assistant
Massoumeh Emami .... script supervisor
Colin Howie .... production assistant
Paul Kennedy .... assistant to producer
Ariel Levy .... script supervisor
Cherry Montejo .... production coordinator
Robert L. Seigel .... legal
Kenny Stevenson .... production assistant
Sharon Watt .... additional script supervisor
Charles Reese .... very special thanks

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USA:94 min (Sundance Film Festival)
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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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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Informative, 11 November 2004
Author: flyblind from New York City

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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