Free Screening of My Brother's Wedding

Charles Burnett's (Killer of Sheep) second film, My Brother's Wedding, has not been widely seen in this new director's cut, a full half hour shorter than its theatrical release. A portrayal of Black, lower-middle-class life in south central Los Angeles in the 1980s, it reveals the power of Burnett's unadorned style, though more driven by narrative than its predecessor. The protagonist Pierce (Everett Silas) is a naive, annoyed but idealistic dropout who works for his parents' business. Shot on location, the film reveals the network of relationships that constantly tug at the lives onscreen. (Charles Burnett, 1983, DigiBeta from 16 mm, 82 minutes)

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  • Karim M.

    BETTER MUS' COME

    Passion, politics and poverty collide as this stunning love story unfolds against a backdrop of political turmoil.
    @BetterMusCome facebook.com/BetterMusCome

    IN THEATERS MARCH 2013
    CITY THEATER DATE OPENS TICKETS
    March 13
    COMING SOON
    WASHINGTON, DC
    GOETHE-INSTITUT OF WASHINGTON

    812 Seventh Street, NW
    ***Special 1-Night Engagement***
    Copyright © 2012, African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement. All rights reserved.

    March 4, 2013

    • Dunori V. P.

      If you are going to this feel free to post it in the suggested meet-up section or the discussion board. More folks might see it that way. I've already seen it so I'll pass but yes it is a great movie.

      March 5, 2013

    • Dunori V. P.

      seems that someone "heard" me

      March 5, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Thank you to everyone who made it out today. Hope to see you next week.

    March 3, 2013

    • Courtney G.

      Nice to meet you Sunday Stephanie. I enjoyed the movie. I still need to do my research on the film. I still have some question marks after the ending lol.

      1 · March 5, 2013

  • Karim M.

    Indie Jamaican Film.
    Good film.

    March 4, 2013

  • Karim M.

    Nice film but too many loose strings with a ending that left me saying "this can't be the end".

    1 · March 4, 2013

  • Linda

    Thanks for hosting! I thought it was interesting that Lee Daniels (Director of Precious, the Paperboy) was the best friend in "A Little Off Mark." And Forest Whitaker (Oscar winner) was part of the cast/crew credits.

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Michele S.

    Great outing. Love Burnett's films; he is one of the leading filmmakers from the L.A. School. Hopefully, a Halle Gerima film will also be shown, especially since Gerima is local, right over at Howard U.

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Stephanie

    There were a few technical difficulties with the actual film....but I suppose that is to be expected with a 30 year old film that isn't digitized. As for the content of the film I felt the need to come home and google the film maker in hopes of better understanding his motivation and influences. All in all the venue was great and I am looking forward to next week's screening.

    March 3, 2013

  • Richard E.

    Hello all,

    In terms of meeting up before the event, here's what I can do. I will meet up with Stephanie. I will also have a sign with the Meetup logo and our group name written on it. We'll stand somewhere close to where we can see the line. I'll be personally wearing gray slacks and a purple shirt and wearing black glasses. I'll get there the same time Stephanie does. If the line starts to look lengthy, we will go ahead and line up. Don't want to be left out of the theater...

    1 · March 3, 2013

    • Stephanie

      Good afternoon all. I'll be at the venue in about an hour. I'm 5'11 and I'll be wearing a bright orange peacoat...you won't be able to miss me! :-) See you soon.

      March 3, 2013

  • Addie R.

    I can't attend today. I have a project due for school.

    March 3, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Good Morning Everyone, Just a reminder that today's screening begins at 4:30 however the general public and a number of other meetup groups will be in attendance. I plan to be at the location by 3:15-3:30. There are no tickets required and there is no seat saving in the auditorium and it holds 500 people. Please feel free to text me when you arrive so that we can attempt to actually "meet up" and sit together. The screening will be held in the East Building of the Gallery on the Concourse level. If for some reason we miss each other I hope you enjoy the film and please post your thoughts on the event. Be blessed and see you soon, Stephanie
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    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Hi Danielle. This is a free first come first serve event. I intend to get there an hour before the screening to secure my ticket. The show begins at 4:30. I changed the time of the meet up to 3:30 in hopes that everyone will get there in time to get their tickets.

    1 · February 21, 2013

    • Richard E.

      I sent it through meetup...

      March 2, 2013

    • ActNow

      How will the members find each other? Sign? Contact #? Location?

      March 3, 2013

  • Anita B.

    Looking forward to seeing a good movie and meeting new people.

    March 2, 2013

  • Stephanie­ changed the time from 4:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    February 21, 2013

  • Danielle

    Do we need to RSVP or get tickets?

    1 · February 20, 2013

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