Brother to Brother


1h 30m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Perry Williams is an 18-year-old, gay, African-American artist who discovers the hidden legacies of gay and lesbian subcultures within the Harlem Renaissance, while working and studying in New York. Art world success is knocking at his door, but Perry is afraid of "selling out" to a white privileged

Film Details

Release Date
2000
Production Company
C Hundred Film Corp; Caterini Studios; Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard Llp; Cyclops Pictures & Sound; Independent Television Service; Intrinsic Value Films; Looking Glass Studios; Pivotal Post
Distribution Company
Media Luna Entertainment; Pbs

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Perry Williams is an 18-year-old, gay, African-American artist who discovers the hidden legacies of gay and lesbian subcultures within the Harlem Renaissance, while working and studying in New York. Art world success is knocking at his door, but Perry is afraid of "selling out" to a white privileged world. At the same time, community and family support is elusive as he endures homophobic remarks from his black classmates, rejection by his father, and a disappointing relationship with his new, handsome white lover. However, Perry learns that his struggle is not new--and what is most important is a strong self-image to nurture his artistic spirit.

Crew

Imelda Abuin

Music Coordinator

Claire Aguilar

Co-Curator (Independent Lens)

Nadia Ahwal

Set Production Assistant

Tom Alberg

Casting

Marie Aleindor

Assistant Hair/ Makeup Artist

Loretta Alston

Key Hair/ Makeup Artist

Josh Anderson

Sound Recordist

Zaira Baptiste

Casting Assistant

Anil Baral

Additional Script Supervisor

Demian Barba

Loader

Art Baron

Trombone

Gary Bartz

Song ("I'Ve Known Rivers")

Eric Baudelaire

Other

Dan Beedy

Best Boy

Sarah Beers

Costume Designer

Kim Belz

Additional 2nd Assistant Director

Steven R Bernstein

Trumpet

George Bianchini

Steadicam Operator

Manuel Billeter

Additional 1st Assistant Camera

Kara Bilof

Other

Dan Bora

Score Mixing

Dan Bora

Music Engineer

Harlan Bosmajian

Director Of Photography

Kadijah Britton

Additional Property Master

Bernard Brongniart

Key Grip

Creel Brown

Art Department. Production Assistant

Matt Burns

Key Production Assistant

Steve Caletri

Key Grip

Mathew Canton

Gaffer

Seth Carmichael

Co-Producer

Joe Caterini

Rerecording Mixer

Joe Caterini

Supervising Sound Editor

Regan Chase

Assistant Editor

A Clark

Song ("Mak Money (Sound Conspiracy Remix)")

Beth Cole

Set Dresser

Randall Cole

Publicity Manager (Independent Lens)

Anthony Coleman

Arranged And Conducted By; Renaissance Score Composed By; Piano

Bill Coleman

Music Supervisor

Eboni Summer Cooper

Production Interns

Lorraine Coppin

Wardrobe Supervisor

Alexis Crouchet

Set Dresser

Caroline Dacunah

Apprentice Editor

Brendon Daw

Extras Casting

Joseph Difonzo

Dallies Synching

Chris Dixon

Additional Best Boy Electric

William Dixon

Swing

Neil Dorfsman

Music Engineer

Neil Dorfsman

Score Mixing

Aaron Dunsay

Set Production Assistant

Stefanie Dworkin

1st Assistant Editor

Oziomo Egwuomwo

Grip & Electric Intern

Massoumeh Emami

Script Supervisor

Rodney Evans

Screenwriter

Rodney Evans

Producer

Rodney Evans

Additional Editor

Rodney Evans

Additional Photography (2nd Unit)

Claire Falkenberg

Art Director

Roy Farfel

Stunt Coordinator

Sarah Feinberg

Production Interns

Danna Feintuch

2nd Assistant Camera

Ryan Ferguson

Assistant Location Manager

Sally Jo Fifer

Executive Producer (Independent Lens)

Cathy Fischer

Itvs Interactive, Senior Producer

Yolan Fisher

Property Master

Mendanna Forough

Other

Yurgi Pele Ganter

Additional Production Manager

C Geary

Song ("Mak Money (Sound Conspiracy Remix)")

Patrick D. Gibbons

Additional 1st Assistant Director

Priscilla Grim

Production Interns

Steve Guilbaud

Production Accountant

Tom Guiney

Gaffer

Anna Hadlock

Art Department. Production Assistant

Bruce Hall

Set Production Assistant

Daniel Hamilton-lowe

2nd Assistant Director

Susie Hernandez

Station Relations Manager (Independent Lens)

Cheryl Hirasa

Production Assistant

Sabine Hoffmann

Editor

Colin Howie

Production Interns

William Hughes

Swing

Joshua Isaac

Additional Boom Operator

Marc Johnson

Co-Producer

Bradley Jones

Bass

Persefone Karakosta

Key Hair/ Makeup Artist

Theodora Katsoulogiannakis

Hair

Chandler Kauffman

Gaffer

Jeff Kazee

Solo Piano

Paul Kennedy

Production Interns

Lisa Ko

Communications & Itvs Interactive

Sheri Kornhaber

Key Hair/ Makeup Artist

L Kronstead

Song ("Take The L Train (To 8th Ave)")

Julia Lallas

Key Hair/ Makeup Artist

Troy Lambert

Storyboard Artist

Troy Lambert

Bruce And Perry'S Paintings By

Emiliano Larre

Swing

Andre Lascaris

Gaffer

Andreas Lascaris

Gaffer

Ariel Levy

Script Supervisor

Vince Liebhart

Casting

Wilson Ling

Communications & Itvs Interactive

Sebastian Lipazyc

Boom Operator

Alicia Lizama

Communications & Itvs Interactive

Hillevi Loven

Additional Photography (2nd Unit)

Mary Lugo

Publicist (Independent Lens)

Kurt Lustgarten

2nd 2nd Assistant Director

Nyna Sargeant Mak

Additional Art Director

Makisha Marshall

Production Intern

Eric Martin

Writer (Host Introductions)

Ricki Maslar

Casting

Joan Mathys

Archival Footage Researcher

Barney Mcall

Song ("Good Times"), Song ("33"), Song ("Route 666")

Barney Mcall

Song Performer ("Good Times"), Song Performer ("33"), Song Performer ("Route 666")

Marlene Mccarty

Title Design

Bill Mcdonald

On-Line Editor

Ian Mcglocklin

Additional Best Boy Electric

Jim Mckay

Producer

Ann Mckinnon

Additional Production Designer

Jason Messeri

A Camera 2nd 2nd Assistant Director

Nic Mevoli

Production Intern

Paul Miller

Song ("Catachism (Runaways Wardrobe 29 Remix Instrumental)")

Veronica Miller

Additional Hair/ Makeup Artist

Constanza Mirre

Other

Adam Craig Mock

Set Dresser

Michael Moffa

Post Assistant Director

Kristen Mogansen

Other

Cherry Montejo

Production Coordinator

Ryan Murphy

Avid Tech Support

Scott Murray

Communications & Itvs Interactive

Christina Natividad

Wardrobe Pa

Rocco Niaivoccia

Swing

Jeff Niggemeyer

Best Boy Grip

Ichiho Nishiki

Assisted By

Francesca Nocera

Other

Alberto Orso

Additional Photography (2nd Unit)

Will Paley

Set Production Assistant

Anna-marie Palopoll

Additional Boom Operator

Vadim Peare

Song ("Ussr Repetoire")

John Perez

Location Manager

Dabiel Perlin

Dialogue Editor

Betty Sue Perry

Song ("Live From The Huyorican"), Song ("Wide Open"), Song ("No Home Training")

Ira Pfeffer

Other

Pornsac Pichetshote

Set Production Assistant

Courtney Pine

Song Performer ("The Unknown Warrior (Song For The Forefathers)"), Song Performer ("I'Ve Known Rivers")

Courtney Pine

Song ("The Unknown Warrior (Song For The Forefathers)")

Tiffany Porter

Wardrobe Pa

Michael Prisco

Additional Best Boy Electric

Tuffy Questall

Extras Casting

Walter Reed

Song ("Catachism (Runaways Wardrobe 29 Remix Instrumental)")

Marc Ribot

Solo Guitar

Jack Ricchiuti

Additional 2nd 2nd Assistant Director

Yoruba Richen

Associate Producer

Isen Robbins

Producer

Ken Roberson

Choreographer

Savannah Roberts

Assistant Editor

Roberto Rodrigues

Drums

Mike Romero

Unit Production Manager

Serena Rosario

Extras Casting

Esther De Rothchild

Production Interns

Jeff Rowe

Assistant Sound Editor

Dan Rushton

Other

Christian Rutledge

Assisted By

Helen Sam

Associate Producer (Independent Lens)

Felicia Sanchez

Production Assistant (Independent Lens)

Aimee Schoof

Producer

John Schwartz

Gaffer

Vincent Scordino

Set Production Assistant

Angelo Pepe Scordos

Music Coordinator

Lisa Seigel

Assistant Editor

Robert L Seigel

Production Counsel

Belen Sheppard

Additional Hair/ Makeup Artist

Ernesto Solo

Production Designer

Jim Sommers

Director Of Communications (Independent Lens)

Andrew Steever

Additional Property Master

Kenny Stevenson

Set Production Assistant

Joel Stewart

Additional 2nd Assistant Director

Andre Strummer

Additional Sound Recordist

June Sung

Office Assistant

Sauni K Symonds

Coordinating Producer (Independent Lens)

Smooth T

Song ("Song-Lien")

Jose Tajada

Parking Coordinator

Judy Tam

Chief Financial Officer (Independent Lens)

Marc Anthony Thompson

Score Performed By; Renaissance Score Composed By

Marc Anthony Thompson

Music Engineer

Marc Anthony Thompson

Composer

Mary Ann Thyken

Senior Coordinating Producer (Independent Lens)

Eric Ulrich

Key Grip

Laura Varela

1st Assistant Camera

T'rah Veal

Hair

Dann Vilbar

Other

Lois Vossen

Co-Curator (Independent Lens), Writer (Host Introductions)

Lois Vossen

Series Producer (Independent Lens)

I Wallman

Song ("Mak Money (Sound Conspiracy Remix)")

Jennifer Ward

Additional Art Director

Dave Warrin

Song Performer ("Lameot"), Song Performer ("Monk'S Dream")

Dave Warrin

Song ("Lameot"), Song ("Monk'S Dream")

Sharon Watt

Additional Script Supervisor

Matt Watts

Key Grip

Mikal Wazeerud-din

Office Assistant

Doug Weiselman

Clarinet, Baritone Sax, Tenor Guitar

Cara White

Publicist (Independent Lens)

Courtney Wilder

Additional Location Manager

Film Details

Release Date
2000
Production Company
C Hundred Film Corp; Caterini Studios; Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard Llp; Cyclops Pictures & Sound; Independent Television Service; Intrinsic Value Films; Looking Glass Studios; Pivotal Post
Distribution Company
Media Luna Entertainment; Pbs

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2000 Gordon Parks Independent Film Award for Screenwriting.

Winner of the Showtime Vanguard Award at NewFest: New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall November 5, 2004

Released in United States June 18, 2005

Released in United States December 3, 2005

Released in United States on Video June 14, 2005

Released in United States September 2000

Released in United States January 2004

Released in United States May 2004

Released in United States June 2004

Released in United States July 2004

Shown at IFP Market/(IFFM) ("No Borders") in New York City September 15-22, 2000.

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival May 1-9, 2004.

Shown at NewFest: New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 10-21, 2004.

Shown at Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 8-19, 2004.

Scheduled to air in USA on PBS.

Released in United States Fall November 5, 2004

Released in United States June 18, 2005

Released in United States December 3, 2005 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video June 14, 2005

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at IFP Market/(IFFM) ("No Borders") in New York City September 15-22, 2000.)

Released in United States January 2004 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Dramatic Competition) January 15-25, 2004.)

Released in United States May 2004 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival May 1-9, 2004.)

Released in United States June 2004 (Shown at NewFest: New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 10-21, 2004.)

Released in United States July 2004 (Shown at Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 8-19, 2004.)

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at the 2004 Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.