Queering the Canon: BROTHER TO BROTHER (2004) - NewFest


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Looking back on the Harlem Renaissance from the lens of an elderly Black writer who meets a gay teen in a NY shelter


“Breathtaking! A fascinating and absorbing tale”The Hollywood Reporter. Taking its title from the incantatory chant which begins Marlon Riggs’ experimental documentary TONGUES UNTIED, this empowering drama stars Anthony Mackie as an art student contending with racism and homophobia who, through a friendship with an older Black, gay poet, discovers the hidden histories of the queer African-American artists who came before him. Part of Queering the Canon: BIPOC New York $10 Ticket | $8 for Members $18 Weekend Pass | $15 for Members Vividly bringing to life the world and personalities of the Harlem Renaissance – from Langston Hughes to Zora Neale Hurston – BROTHER TO BROTHER beautifully portrays the shared struggles between generations in this recipient of the 2004 NewFest Vanguard Award and the Special Jury Prize from Sundance. 94 min The screening included a special Q&A with the director, moderated by DaShawn Usher (Associate Director, Communities of Color at GLAAD & Founder/Executive Director of MOBI) Presented in Partnership with BAMSponsored by BET


Rodney Evans