Brother to Brother
Brother to Brother (2004)

This feature length narrative film follows the emotional and psychological journey of a young, black, gay artist as he discovers the hidden legacies of the gay and lesbian subcultures within the Harlem Renaissance.

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 5, 2004
DVD Release Date: June 14, 2005
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Led by two fine lead performances, Brother to Brother is a moving and thought-provoking dramatization of the Harlem Renaissance.

Richard Porton
Chicago Reader

Evans's admirable desire to introduce a misunderstood era's legacy to a wider public helps to excuse the film's occasional clunky dialogue and narrative longueurs.

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Ty Burr
Boston 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.

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Kam Williams

A refreshingly-honest empowerment flick set against an historical examination of African-American homosexuality.

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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News

Takes on a plethora of phobias. Homophobia, racial prejudice and age discrimination are among its targets, and it hits them squarely and fairly.

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Bjorn Thomson
Washington Post

Works far better as an idea than its execution.

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Don Willmott

Writer/director Rodney Evans has tackled a lot here, too much really

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

An uneven but provocative drama.

Ellen Fox
Chicago Tribune

Ambitious but clumsy, it's a movie to appreciate rather than to be engaged by.

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Lewis Whittington

Quiet, thought-provoking...Robinson's portrait is joyously dignified, poetic and earthy.

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A friend's recommendation reminded me that I saw this stunning documentary-style-film on PBS's Independent Lens. The literary world of the Harlem… More