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My Brother's Wedding

  • Theatre Junction GRAND 608 1 St SW Calgary, AB, T2P 3B1 Canada (map)

Charles Burnett | 1983 | 80 MIN

My Brother's Wedding is a tragic comedy that takes place in South Central Los Angeles. The story focuses on a young man who hasn't made much of his life as of yet and has a distinct romantic notion about life in the ghetto. In spite of his naive sensitivity, he is given the task of being his brother's keeper, while he struggles with his emotions impairing his capacity for making sound decisions. This brings about circumstances that weave themselves into a set of complexities which Pierce Mundy (Everett Silas), the main character, desperately tries to avoid. 

Biography - Charles Burnett

Born in Mississippi in 1944, Charles Burnett is an African-American film director and actor. Burnett studied film at the University of California, Los Angeles, and began filming Killer of Sheep (1977) as a student. He was awarded a fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation in 1988, which allowed him to make To Sleep with Anger (1990), starring Danny Glover. More recent works include 2007's Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation.


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