My Brother's Wedding (1983)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama  |   Run Time - 116 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Everett Silas plays a 30-year-old black male who works at the Watts dry cleaning business owned by his family. He is quite comfortable with the debilitated African-American community around him--but not with his brother, who has escaped the ghetto and achieved prosperity as a lawyer. The day of his brother's wedding is the same day as the funeral of his best friend. Silas thus has only twenty-four hours to make a permanent decision: whether to cast his lot with the underprivileged, as represented by his late friend, or with those who aspire for better things, represented by his brother. My Brother's Wedding has the crudity to be expected of an independent production, but also has more honesty and energy than most mainstream films dealing with internal racial divisiveness.



African-American, brother, class-consciousness, community, family, inner-city