Brother to Brother

Critics Consensus

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



Total Count: 43


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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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Critic Reviews for Brother to Brother

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Audience Reviews for Brother to Brother

  • Feb 07, 2009
    As an Anthony Mackie fan I was curious. This is a wonderful movie and educational too. Disappointed that it didn't receive a much wider distribution. Quite a few actors from the HBO series The Wire in this one!
    April N Super Reviewer
  • Sep 29, 2008
    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 Renaissance is more central to this than homosexuality amongst African American men (see Paris is Burning for the best film on that topic). It's admirable unabashed reality and as result, quite depressing at moments with an overall tone of bittersweetness. I think this is a very important film for young artists, especially writers, to see.
    _kelly . Super Reviewer

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