Directed by Rodney Evans

Directed by Rodney Evans

3 Episodes

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.

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Directed by Rodney Evans
  • Meet Rodney Evans

    Episode 1

    This interview with director Rodney Evans was recorded in 2021.

  • Brother to Brother

    Episode 2

    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 ...

  • Vision Portraits

    Episode 3

    Directed by Rodney Evans • 2019 • Canada, Germany, United States

    Rodney Evans’s deeply personal documentary explores how his own partial loss of vision may impact his creative future and what it means to be a blind or visually impaired artist. It’s a celebration of the possibilities of art, as c...