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Independent Lens Episode: "Brother to Brother"

Season 6, Episode 27
Episode Synopsis: A young, gay black painter named Perry (Anthony Mackie) connects with his Harlem Renaissance roots (and also finds a soul mate) in “Brother to Brother,” director Rodney Evans' dramatic film. Perry's connection: gay writer-artist Bruce Nugent (Roger Robinson), who founded Fire!! magazine in 1926 with Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Wallace Thurman, all of whom are portrayed in flashbacks. Meanwhile, Perry must fight many of the same battles they did. Young Bruce: Duane Boutte.
Original Air Date: Jun 14, 2005
Guest Cast Ray Ford: Wallace Thurman Alex Burns: Jim Larry Gilliard Jr.: Marcus Duane Boutte: Young Bruce Aunjanue Ellis: Zora Neale Hurston Daniel Sunjata: Langston Hughes Roger Robinson: Bruce Nugent Anthony Mackie: Perry Williams

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films.

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