My Brother’s Wedding

Warm, wry drama about a man torn between his obligations to his hard-working family, aspirational brother and criminally minded friends.

Pierce is a young man at a crossroads. With few prospects for the future he is torn between his obligations to his hard-working family, aspirational brother and criminally-minded friends. This is a warm, wry drama from Charles Burnett (director of the acclaimed Killer of Sheep and To Sleep With Anger), its vignettes steeped in the mood and character of the Los Angeles neighbourhoods in which they were shot.

This two disc set features both the new director’s cut and the original version of this recently rediscovered feature.

My Brother’s Wedding is an eye-opening revelation. It is wise, funny, heartbreaking and timeless.

Special features

  • Exclusive new 13 minute interview with Charles Burnett.
  • When it Rains (1995, 13 min), Burnett’s short film celebrating the value of community, as a benevolent man helps neighbour who faces eviction.
  • Quiet as Kept (2007, 5 min), Burnett’s short documentary concerning a former New Orleans family relocated after Hurricane Katrina.
  • Fully illustrated booklet.

Product information

    • Certificate

      12

    • Colour

      Colour

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Subtitles

      English for the hard-of-hearing

    • Original aspect ratio

      1.33:1

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Catalogue number

      BFIVD783

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