• Brother to Brother (2004)

Brother to Brother

Release Date: November 5th, 2004

DVD Release Date: June 14th, 2005

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Perry (Anthony Mackie) is a would-be painter struggling to find his voice as an artist and his identity as a black gay man. When his disapproving father kicks him out, he winds up in a homeless shelter where he meets a sympathetic gay poet named Bruce (Roger Robinson). As they get to know each other, Perry learns that Bruce was at the center of the 1920s and '30s Harlem Renaissance and faced many of the same prejudices and challenges in his day that Perry faces now.

Cast: Anthony Mackie, Roger Robinson, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Aunjanue Ellis, Duane Boutte, Daniel Sunjata, Alex Burns, Ray Ford

Director: Rodney Evans

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Miasma Films, Intrinsic Value Films, C-Hundred Film Corp.

Keywords: Growing up, 2000s, Father, Underdog, Endearing, New York City

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Fascinating and absorbing tale. show more

  • 75
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    A very good drama about the difficulties of being young, black, and gay. With a bigger budget and a sharper focus, it might have been a great one. show more

  • 75
    Megan LehmannNew York Post

    An intelligent and entertaining exploration of racial and sexual politics that brings alive the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, and draws parallels with African-American identity crises of today. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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