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Directed by Rodney Evans
New York City–based filmmaker Rodney Evans celebrates triumphs over adversity in his beautifully crafted, deeply personal works, which draw from his own experiences as a Black, queer, and disabled artist. Starring Anthony Mackie in his breakthrough role, Evans’s acclaimed feature debut BROTHER TO BROTHER is an ode to queer African American creativity across generations—from the Harlem Renaissance to the present day. Fifteen years later, Evans—confronting the deterioration of his sight due to a genetic irreversible condition—turned the camera on himself and three other visually impaired artists in VISION PORTRAITS, a profound philosophical rumination on what it means to truly see.