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My Brother's Wedding. 1983. USA. Directed by Charles Burnett. 78 min.
Unreleased following its 1984 New Directors/New Films premiere, Charles Burnett’s deeply humanist followup to Killer of Sheep (1978) follows a man adrift, Pierce Mundy (Everett Silas), navigating friendship and familial obligation in South Central Los Angeles. Relatively ambitionless and content to work at his parents’ drycleaning business for the foreseeable future, Pierce is a quintessential underachiever, at least compared to his lawyer brother Wendell (Monte Easter), who has upward class mobility on the mind with a wedding to a wealthier woman he seemingly doesn’t even particularly like on the horizon. But when Pierce’s best friend Soldier (Ronnie Bell) gets out of prison, Pierce finds his own conflicts with the world around him coming to a head. My Brother’s Wedding is among Burnett’s richest, most affecting and consummately skillful works on the tragicomedy of everyday life.
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