My Brother’s Wedding is now playing virtually through 4/21.

Access the ND/NF at 50: Retrospective virtually nationwide!

  • FLC Virtual Cinema: Free to the general public on April 16 at noon, with early access for FLC members starting April 13 at noon.
  • MoMA Virtual Cinema: Free exclusively for MoMA members starting April 16th.

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.