Gay and lesbian USdistributor Wolfe has picked up North American theatrical and home video rightsto Rodney Evans' Sundance special jury prizewinner Brother To Brother.
The story concerns a conflicted young black gay writer whoencounters a surviving poet from the Harlem Renaissance, and stars AnthonyMackie, Roger Robinson, Duane Boute, Larry Gilliard and Aunjanue Ells.
The companyplans an October release with video to follow in summer 2005.
Wolfe presidentMaria Lynn and acquisitions and theatrical distribution consultant Orly Ravidbrokered the deal with sales representative Steven Raphael of Required ViewingProductions and legal counsel Amy Nickin and Ira Schreck of Schreck, Rose andDapello.
Evans producedthe picture with Aimee Schoof and Isen Robbins of Intrinsic Value Films, andJim McKay of C-Hundred Film Corp, in association with the IndependentTelevision Service and the National Black Programming consortium.
Evans'screenplay won the Gordon Parks Award for Screenwriting from the IndependentFeature Project in 2000. Other recent awards include best fiction feature atthe Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and the Showtime Vanguard Award forbreakthrough achievement at NewFest: The New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual andTranssexual Film Festival.
Brother ToBrother will followWolfe's current release of Italian hit Adored: Diary Of A Porn Star, and the upcoming release in August ofthe Irish romantic comedy Goldfish Memory.