2004 – Brother to Brother

Directed by: Rodney Evans
Written by: Rodney Evans
Produced by: Rodney Evans, Jim McKay, Isen Robbins
Production year: 2004
Original release: January 17, 2004
Running time: 1 hour, 34 minutes
Other cast: Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Duane Boutte, Daniel Sunjata

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Perry (Anthony Mackie) is a would-be painter struggling to find his voice as an artist and his identity as a black gay man. When his disapproving father kicks him out, he winds up in a homeless shelter where he meets a sympathetic gay poet named Bruce (Roger Robinson). As they get to know each other, Perry learns that Bruce was at the center of the 1920s and ’30s Harlem Renaissance and faced many of the same prejudices and challenges in his day that Perry faces now.