Sunday, February 10, 2008

Brother To Brother

Last night I rewatched Brother to Brother Excellent movie! Not everyone is as lame as I am when it comes to seeing films. I hate going to theaters. They're so expensive! And let's not talk about the consumer base, people who's phones ring during the film, annoying teenagers yak yakking through the picture...ugh! No, I rather wait until the flick comes out on DVD (although I might make two excepts because I really, really, really want to see First Sunday and Cloverfield).

My words can't give Brother to Brother justice, so I won't try. The movie is very poignant and it's one of those films you wish would never end. Like you still wonder what happens to the character after the credits. I cried at the end (yeah, I'll admit it!) Daniel Sunjata, Duane Boutte, Aunjanue Ellis, Ray Ford, and Anthony Mackie star in the feature. I loved it! This is one of those movies I intend to force on my friends. Hey, I've sat through enough Mr & Mrs Smith and Collateral films, so they owe here! Besides it'll show you there ain't nothing new under the sun these days. What's been goin' on today, has been for decades.

The movie shows the parallels of today's struggle for acceptance with the plight of the LGBT African American community during the Harlem Renaissance, particularly focusing on the friendships between Langston Hughes, Aaron Douglas, Wallace Thurman, and Zora Neale Hurston. I was captivated from the opening credits. As I said, my pitiful words cannot give the film justice. If you've not already rented it, do so. You'll be surprised and delighted by what you view.

1 comment:

Aaron said...

Okay, now you've piqued my interest. Daniel Sunjata....aahhh.....just can't get enough of him....yum. I don't claim to be an expert at black history, but I've heard of Aaron Douglas before. I'm interested in learning more about him (perhaps this movie will give me more info). My middle name happens to be Douglas, and interestingly enough, no one can tell me where I got that name.


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