Thursday, April 22, 2021
This event will take place on 4/22 at 7PM ET.
Film at Lincoln Center is proud to continue the 2021 season of our Member Film Club series with an exclusive New Wave edition in celebration of the 50th anniversary of New Directors/New Films, taking place April 28–May 8 virtually and in theaters. New Wave is FLC’s curated membership program for film lovers and professionals in their 20s and 30s and Film Club is like a book club for movies where members come together to chat about a shared selection.
Join Film at Lincoln Center virtually for an exclusive New Wave discussion on Charles Burnett’s My Brother’s Wedding, which premiered at the 1984 edition of ND/NF. The talk will be led by ND/NF selection committee member and FLC assistant programmer Dan Sullivan. This rarely screened film is streaming April 16-21 as part of New Directors/New Films at 50: a free virtual retrospective.
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Explore the complete ND/NF 2021 and retrospective lineups here. In addition to access to this exclusive Film Club, members save $5 on all in-theater tickets and 20% on all virtual tickets! Member reminder: you can access your discount codes at any time in the password-protected Member Corner.
My Brother’s Wedding
Directed by Charles Burnett
USA, 1983, 81m
Rent for free here!
Unreleased following its 1984 New Directors/New Films premiere, Charles Burnett’s deeply humanist follow-up to Killer of Sheep (1978) observes 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’ dry-cleaning 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 his mind with an impending wedding to a wealthy, pretentious woman. 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 stands among Burnett’s richest and most affecting meditations on the tragicomedy of everyday life.