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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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Rodney Evans

Writer:

Rodney Evans

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Mackie ... Perry
Roger Robinson ... Bruce
Alex Burns Alex Burns ... Jim
Kevin Jackson ... Isaiah - College Professor
Billoah Greene Billoah Greene ... Rahsan
Brad Bailey ... Subway Grifter (as Brad Baily)
Brian Everett Chandler Brian Everett Chandler ... Mr. Williams
Shantell Herndon Shantell Herndon ... Classroom Girl #1
Ryan Michelle Bathe ... Classroom Girl #2
Duane Boutte ... Young Bruce (as Duane Boutté)
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Marcus (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Curtis McClarin 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 Olubunmi Banjoko
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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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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De Irmão Pra Irmão See more »

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Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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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Finally, A Film For US!
20 November 2004 | by myklcris24See all my reviews

BROTHER TO BROTHER is a first step in the right direction for Black gay film. Until now, all we've seen are campy, flamboyant caricatures, or deceitful, bisexual Black men destroying their families.

Anthony Mackie, I felt handled this role with great pride and dignity. I believe he captured the mindset of a young, angst ridden, creative, same gender loving soul. I'm actually considering renting SHE HATE ME when it comes out just to see his performance!

The one thing that bothered me (and I guess I'll have to rectify this when I write my films)) is the continued desire to show interracial coupling. Sure, it happens, but can we see some 'brother to brother' love once in awhile?

Overall, the film more than satisfied me. I have been in the habit, lately, of only going to see the mega-blockbuster films, but I'm glad I finally had a reason to get back to independent film. Finally, I'm seeing a part of me.


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