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AWARD WINNING INDIE FILM BROTHER TO BROTHER TO BE RELEASED ON DVD
Starring Anthony Mackie and Roger Robinson With Daniel Sunjata as
Langston Hughes and Aunjanue Ellis as Zora Neale Hurston
LOS ANGELES, CA – Widely-acclaimed Black indie drama BROTHER TO
BROTHER, from African-American filmmaker Rodney Evans will be
released on DVD June 14, 2005 by Wolfe Video. Starring Anthony
Mackie and Roger Robinson, Evans's drama explores a modern Black
artist and the inspiring legacy of the Harlem Renaissance.
BROTHER TO BROTHER is the inspiring story of Perry, a young black
artist kicked out of his family home for being gay. Trapped between
the worlds of the black community and the gay community, Perry
searches for a connection in the real world and discovers Bruce
Nugent, a poet/painter from the queer edge of the Harlem
Renaissance. Bruce exposes Perry to the legacy and hardships of
pioneering black artists, such as Langston Hughes, Zora Neale
Hurston and Wallace Thurman. Acclaimed young actor Anthony Mackie
(Million Dollar Baby, She Hate Me, 8 Mile) stars as Perry and
veteran character actor Roger Robinson portrays Bruce Nugent. Duane
Boutte (Stonewall) plays the young Bruce Nugent in the evocative
flashback scenes of the Harlem Renaissance. Daniel Sunjata
(FX's "Rescue Me," Broadway's "Take Me Out,"
and one of People
Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People) co-stars as author Langston
Hughes, Aunjanue Ellis (Ray, Undercover Brother) is author Zora
Neale Hurston, and stage actor Ray Ford plays Harlem Renaissance
editor Wallace Thurman.
After winning the Special Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film
Festival, BROTHER TO BROTHER went on to collect many top festival
awards and rave reviews, ultimately receiving 4 Independent Spirit
The DVD edition of BROTHER TO BROTHER will contain an exclusive
unrated director's cut of the film, as well as a commentary track
writer-director Rodney Evans, eight deleted scenes, an in-depth
interview with Evans, the original theatrical trailer, an anamorphic
widescreen transfer of the film, and more.
In conjunction with its DVD release, BROTHER TO BROTHER will also
air on PBS.
For more information, please visit the official website for BROTHER
TO BROTHER at www.BrotherToBrotherTheMovie.com.
For interviews, photos, press kits and screeners, please contact:
(323) 731-4955, (323) 839-0216
Since 1985, Wolfe has been the premiere company providing feature
films on, and to, gays and lesbians. As the industry forerunner,
Wolfe has had tremendous success representing both studios and
independent producers in this growing and profitable niche market.
Through targeted consumer programs and mainstream distribution,
Wolfe showcases the finest features in this genre
BROTHER TO BROTHER including BIG EDEN, FRIENDS AND FAMILY, LILIES,
ON_LINE and SPEEDWAY JUNKY. Wolfe began distributing films in
theatres in 2004 with the Italian feature ADORED and the Sundance-
winner BROTHER TO BROTHER.