Past Film/Video | Visiting Filmmakers

Brother to Brother

(Rodney Evans, 2004)

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Rodney Evans in person

Columbus Black International Film Festival opening night!

In Brother to Brother, winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, a young artist (Anthony Mackie) crosses paths with an elderly man (Roger Robinson) who, he discovers, is famed Harlem Renaissance poet Richard Bruce Nugent. A cofounder of the revolutionary journal FIRE!! along with Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Wallace Thurman, Nugent was one of the rare openly gay writers of the era, and his experience helps the artist strengthen his own identity as a gay black man in America. (94 mins., HD video)

Evans joins us to introduce the feature film, which received postproduction support from the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Studio Program and screens in conjunction with both the annual Columbus Black International Film Festival as well as the city’s yearlong celebration I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100. Also check out his Persistence of Vision, on view this August in The Box, and The Skin I’m In: Queer Black Shorts, also on August 23.

Please note: special event parking ($5 cash only) is available in the Ohio Union Garages.

A man in a black shirt looking off into the distance in a night city scene.

Brother to Brother (2004), photo: Constanze Mirre, image courtesy of the artist.

A man in a white shirt with a blue sky background and ocean in the distance.

Brother to Brother (2004), photo: Constanze Mirre, image courtesy of the artist.

Two men sitting side by side on the ground.

Brother to Brother (2004), photo: Constanze Mirre, image courtesy of the artist.

Three men sitting around in a room talking.

Brother to Brother (2004), photo: Constanze Mirre, image courtesy of the artist.

Black and white movie image of three men and a woman looking into a camera.

Brother to Brother (2004), photo: Constanze Mirre, image courtesy of the artist.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM

Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Endowment for the Arts

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Brother to Brother