Through the enigmatic presence of the already elderly and wayward Bruce, the director of “Brother to Brother” shows us the complex world of a group of black gay intellectuals in 20’s New York. Langston Hughes, Richard Bruce Nugent, Zora Neale Hurston and Wallace Thurman are some of the irreverant forerunners of the so-called Harlem Renaissance, who wrote their most vindicative and recreational works in the magazine FIRE!!, to which the Mostra wishes to give homage.
The crux of the union between past and present is the story of Perry Williams, a non-conformist gay whose life reels in the face of society’s incomprehension, the rejection of his family and lack of love. However, the discovery of the 1920s’ artistic subcultures as he works and studies in New York pushes him to fight for his convictions, and he rebels against mediocrity.