Independent Lens Episodes

1999, TV Show

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 Alex Burns: Jim Daniel Sunjata: Langston Hughes Aunjanue Ellis: Zora Neale Hurston Ray Ford: Wallace Thurman Duane Boutte: Young Bruce Anthony Mackie: Perry Williams Roger Robinson: Bruce Nugent Larry Gilliard Jr.: Marcus

Are You Watching?

Loading ...
Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
User Rating: (20 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films.

Cast

Shop

Independent Lens: When I Rise
Buy Independent Lens: When I Rise from Amazon.com
From Pbs (Direct) (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $12.93 (as of 12:34 PM EST - more info)
Independent Lens: Between the Folds
Buy Independent Lens: Between the Folds from Amazon.com
From PBS (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $15.76 (as of 12:34 PM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular