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My Brother’s Wedding
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My Brother’s Wedding

Charles Burnett

1983 / Germany, U.S.A. / 81 min

i Tuesday 28 March 21H00 Cinéma 2
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English Original Version Subtitled in French WITH CHARLES BURNETT

i Saturday 01 April 13H40 Cinéma 1
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English Original Version Subtitled in French + INTRODUCTION

Pierce works at his parents’ dry cleaning store. His brother is preparing to marry into a Black middle-class family. When his friend Soldier comes out of prison, life on the wild side seems to be over, and yet… How to choose between the former’s marriage and loyalty to the latter? A comedy of indecision and a drama of the ghetto, with constant focus on the nuances of situations and characters, a portrait tinged with satire on the social classes in Black society, with no dumbing-down or spectacular shortcuts, which Burnett compares to Killer of Sheep: “For Stan, every day is crisis, Pierce is like an accident waiting to happen.”