Brother to Brother

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | March 10, 2005

Thursday, March 10, 2005, 8:15pm


Rodney Evans in person!

Rodney Evans worked as a screenwriter and editor on numerous indie successes and made his autobiographical festival hit film, Close to Home, before writing and directing this award-winning feature. Brother To Brother, encountered popular and critical acclaim as it hit festivals last year and is enjoying theatrical runs worldwide. The story of a young gay man’s coming of age in the Harlem Renaissance, Brother To Brother, premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Prize for passion of subject. The film had its European premiere at The Berlin International Film Festival in February, 2004 and was recently nominated for 4 IFP Spirit Awards including Best First Film and Best First Screenplay. This dramatic narrative film invokes the glory days of the Harlem Renaissance through the memories of Bruce Nugent, who co-founded the revolutionary literary journal Fire!! with Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Wallace Thurman. As an elderly man, Nugent meets a young black gay artist struggling to find his voice and together they embark on a surreal narrative journey through his inspiring past. (KJ Mohr). 2004, Rodney Evans, USA, 90 min, 35mm. With Anthony Mackie, Larry Gilliard Jr.


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