Brother to Brother (film)

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Brother to Brother
Brother to brother.jpg
Promotional movie poster for the film
Directed by Rodney Evans
Produced by Rodney Evans
Jim McKay
Isen Robbins
Aimee Schoof
Written by Rodney Evans
Starring Anthony Mackie
Roger Robinson
Music by Barney McAll
Marc Anthony Thompson
Dave Warrin
Cinematography Harlan Bosmajian
Edited by Sabine Hoffmann
Distributed by Wolfe Releasing
Release date
  • January 17, 2004 (2004-01-17)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $80,906[1]

Brother to Brother is a film written and directed by Rodney Evans and released in 2004. The film debuted at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival before playing the gay and lesbian film festival circuit, with a limited theatrical release in late 2004.


Art student Perry (Anthony Mackie) befriends an elderly homeless man named Bruce Nugent (Roger Robinson), who turns out to have been an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Through recalling his friendships with other important Harlem Renaissance figures Langston Hughes (Daniel Sunjata), Aaron Douglas, Wallace Thurman and Zora Neale Hurston, Bruce chronicles some of the challenges he faced as a young, black, gay writer in the 1920s. Perry discovers that the challenges of homophobia and racism he faces in the early 21st century closely parallel Bruce's.

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DVD release[edit]

Brother to Brother was released on Region 1 DVD on June 14, 2004.


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Further reading[edit]

  • Padva, Gilad (2014). Black Nostalgia: Poetry, Ethnicity, and Homoeroticism in Looking for Langston and Brother to Brother. In Padva, Gilad, Queer Nostalgia in Cinema and Pop Culture, pp. 199–226. Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-1-137-26633-0.

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