Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Wendy Williams is Crushing the Competition in the Ratings, as Queen Latifah's Show Struggles In Last Place Wendy Williams is Crushing the Competition in the Ratings, as Queen Latifah's Show Struggles In Last Place The Cast of 'A Different World' 20 Years Later - 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?' The Cast of 'A Different World' 20 Years Later - 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?' Sundance Institute Selects 10 Writers for Inaugural Episodic Story Lab Sundance Institute Selects 10 Writers for Inaugural Episodic Story Lab Lamman Rucker, DB Woodside, Billy Dee Williams, Christian Keyes Lead 'Man in 3B' (Based on Carl Weber Bestseller) Lamman Rucker, DB Woodside, Billy Dee Williams, Christian Keyes Lead 'Man in 3B' (Based on Carl Weber Bestseller) Tribeca Film Announces 'Nas: Time is Illmatic' One Night Only October 2 National Screenings Tribeca Film Announces 'Nas: Time is Illmatic' One Night Only October 2 National Screenings The Complete ‘Extant’ Series w/Halle Berry Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD in Dec. The Complete ‘Extant’ Series w/Halle Berry Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD in Dec. 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Premieres on HBO Tonight (Trailer) 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Premieres on HBO Tonight (Trailer) Weekend B.O. Sept. 12-14 (Will 'No Good Deed's' Success Help Make Taraji P. Henson an A-lister?) Weekend B.O. Sept. 12-14 (Will 'No Good Deed's' Success Help Make Taraji P. Henson an A-lister?) Producer Charles Belk and Actress Daniele Watts Apparently "Fit the Description" (Just Another Day in the Neighborhood) Producer Charles Belk and Actress Daniele Watts Apparently "Fit the Description" (Just Another Day in the Neighborhood) What’s the Big Secret That Got Those ‘No Good Deed’ Screenings Canceled? What’s the Big Secret That Got Those ‘No Good Deed’ Screenings Canceled? 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film) Gets a Premiere Date + New Trailer (Watch It) 'Drumline: A New Beat' (Sequel to the 2002 Film) Gets a Premiere Date + New Trailer (Watch It) Watch First Episode of ABC's New Series 'Black-ish' Now Watch First Episode of ABC's New Series 'Black-ish' Now 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Coming to HBO (Trailer) 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Coming to HBO (Trailer) Watch First Trailer for Tyler Perry's New OWN TV Drama 'If Loving You Is Wrong' Watch First Trailer for Tyler Perry's New OWN TV Drama 'If Loving You Is Wrong' OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry Michael Ealy, Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut Eyeing Leads In Revenge Thriller 'The Perfect Guy' Michael Ealy, Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut Eyeing Leads In Revenge Thriller 'The Perfect Guy' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

L.A. Rebellion Chicago Screening of 'My Brother's Wedding' With Filmmaker Charles Burnett, Thursday May 2

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act April 27, 2013 at 10:42AM

The third showing in the Chicago screening of the L.A. Rebellion touring film series will continue on Thursday May 2 with a screening of Charles Burnett’s 1983 film My Brother’s Wedding.
2
My Brother's Wedding

The third showing in the Chicago screening of the L.A. Rebellion touring film series will continue on Thursday May 2 with a screening of Charles Burnett’s 1983 film My Brother’s Wedding.

Burnett’s tragicomedy, which was his second feature film after Killer of Sheep, tells the story of a young man Pierce, a rather feckless and aimless youth who drifts though life working at his parents’ day cleaning store with no particular goals or aims in life. But that suits him just fine.

However, his whole world is turned completely upside down when he agrees to be the best man to his more successful lawyer brother’s wedding to the daughter of a very well-to-do family, who Pierce can’t stand. Eventually it all leads up to a dilemma in which Pierce, for the first time, has to make a decision about his life.

The version screened will be Burnett’s 2007 “director’s cut” which is actually shorter that his original 1983 version. Considering that “director cuts” always tend to be longer, it would be interesting to ask why Burnett's definitive version is shorter than his original version.

And you will have the chance, since the master filmmaker himself, Charles Burnett, will be present at the screening of his film.

The screening starts at 7PM and will take place at the Logan Center of the Arts, located on the University of Chicago campus, at 915 E. 60th St.

Northwestern University professor and curator of the L.A. Rebellion film series Jacqueline Stewart will introduce the film, and conduct a Q and A with Burnett afterward.

Last week's screening of Emma Mae (hosted by yours truly) played to a capacity crowd (Thank you to all of you who came out), and no doubt, Wedding will be popular as well, so make sure to get your tickets ASAP.

And, as with all the Chicago screenings, tickets are FREE but you must RSVP right HERE.


Shadow & ActNewsletter