My Brother’s Wedding (1983) by Charles Burnett

Saturday, February 8, 1986, 8:00 pm

The Films of Charles Burnett and Billy Woodberry — II

Celebrating Black Independent Cinema


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My Brother’s Wedding (1983) by Charles Burnett, 115 min. Burnett’s second dramatic feature is a complex and ironical depiction of a young black man who is torn apart by the loss of cultural identity. Angry over his lower-middle-class status, yet angrier still at those who would have him seek affluence, he finds himself alone at age 30. All of his friends have been imprisoned or killed, and his brother, with his bride-to-be, is bound for an upper-middle-class life. Also: Charles Burnett’s early short, The Horse (1976).