On Thursday, June 24 at 7:30 pm, the Walker Art Center, GLBT Pride/Twin Cities, Soul Essence, and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival copresent the area premiere of the film _
Brother to Brother
_, screened as part of this summer’s Pride Celebration in the Twin Cities. The film will be shown at Oak Street Cinema, 309 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, and writer/director/producer Rodney Evans will be on hand to both introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion.
Brother to Brother, Rodney Evans’ first narrative feature film, invokes the glory days of the Harlem Renaissance through the memories of Bruce Nugent (Roger Robinson), who co-founded the revolutionary literary journal Fire!! with Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Wallace Thurman. As an elderly man, Nugent meets a gay, African-American teenager in a homeless shelter and together they embark on a surreal narrative journey through his inspiring past. Brother to Brother won the Special Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival where it premiered, and Rodney Evans received The Independent Feature Project’s Gordon Parks Award for Screenwriting for the film’s screenplay.
Copresented by GLBT Pride/Twin Cities, Soul Essence, and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival.
Tickets to this screening are $7 ($5 Walker, Minnesota Film Arts, and Soul Essence members). For information, call 612.375.7622 or visit www.walkerart.org.
Pride Screening/Area Premiere
Brother to Brother
Introduced by director Rodney Evans
Thursday, June 24, 7:30 pm $7 ($5 Walker, Minnesota Film Arts, and Soul Essence members)
Oak Street Cinema, 309 Oak Street S.E., Minneapolis
In his first narrative feature film, director Rodney Evans presents a tale showing that the struggle between black politics and homosexuality is as pervasive today as it was 75 years ago. Perry (Anthony Mackie), a gay African-American art student struggling to find his place in the world, draws inspiration from an elderly luminary of the Harlem Renaissance and the ways in which the radical and openly gay artists of the 1930s fought convention and created their own vibrant community. Winner of a special jury prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. 2004, U.S., color/BW, 35mm, 94 minutes. Copresented by the Walker Art Center, GLBT Pride/Twin Cities, Soul Essence, and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival. There will be a post-screening discussion with the filmmaker.