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Brother to Brother
Directed by Rodney Evans • 2004 • United States
Starring Anthony Mackie, Roger Robinson, Alex Burns
Thrown out of his home by his homophobic family, Perry (Anthony Mackie), a young art student, finds strength through his friendship with Bruce Nugent (Roger Robinson), an elderly, homeless writer who recounts his life as a Black, gay artist during the Harlem Renaissance and his friendships with legendary figures like Langston Hughes, Aaron Douglas, Wallace Thurman, and Zora Neale Hurston. Vividly evoking the vibrant cultural and intellectual world of the Harlem Renaissance, BROTHER TO BROTHER offers an inspiring portrait of Black queer struggle and achievement across generations.