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LA Rebellion: My Brother’s Wedding with Charles Burnett
Film Studies Center. USA. 2013.
- LA Rebellion: My Brother’s Wedding with Charles Burnett
- Alternate Title:
- LA Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema: Charles Burnett
- Film Studies Center
- In-house, 2013
- 1 videodisc of 1.   DVD - Region 1.   reference copy.
Event Documentation.   69 minutes.   color.
- African - American Interest; Educational
- From a screening of ‘My Brother’s Wedding [Director’s Cut]’ (Burnett, 1983/2007, 82 min) with introduction and Q&A hosted by Jacqueline Stewart, co-curator of LA Rebellion screening series, May 2, 2013.
This disc contains only the discussion with Burnett; the film is available on DVD001953.
Following a troubled production, Charles Burnett's follow-up to Killer of Sheep premiered in 1984 in a 115-minute rough-cut version that was not released theatrically until 1991; more than a decade later, Burnett cut 30 minutes from the film for its 2007 re-release to create this director's cut version that more accurately reflects his original intentions. Recently laid off from his factory job, Pierce Mundy (Everette Silas) marks time working at his family's dry-cleaning business under the watchful eye of his mother (Jessie Holmes) while swapping loaded jabs with his brother's upper-middle-class fiancée (Gaye Shannon-Burnett). In the face of a diminished future, the return of Pierce's best friend, Soldier (Ronald E. Bell), offers a nostalgic escape to childhood, albeit one burdened by the decimation of the friends' generation through violence and incarceration.
Feature and discussion preceded by ‘A Little Off Mark’ (Robert Wheaton, 1986, 9 min).
- Restriction on viewing / access:
- For onsite reference viewing only.