Toronto set indie film Brother has released its first trailer taking a look at the city’s music scene in the 90s through the eyes of two brothers.
Brother is the story of Francis (Aaron Pierre) and Michael (Lamar Johnson). Two sons of Caribbean immigrants maturing into young men amidst Toronto’s pulsing 1990’s hip-hop scene. A mystery unfolds when escalating tensions set off a series of events which changes the course of the brothers’ lives forever.
Brother crafts a timely story about the profound bond between siblings, the resilience of a community and the irrepressible power of music.
Check out the trailer below.
Starring Aaron Pierre and Lamar Johnson as Francis and Michael, with Marsha Stephanie Blake, Kiana Madeira, and Lovell Adams-Gray. It premiered at TIFF 2022 last year, and it also played at the Vancouver, London, and Busan Film Festivals.
The film is directed by Canadian filmmaker Clement Virgo. He directed films including Rude, The Planet of Junior Brown and One Heart Broken Into Song. The screenplay is also by Clement Virgo, adapted from the book of the same name by David Chariandy. Produced by Damon D’Oliveira, Sonya Di Rienzo, Aeschylus Poulos, and Clement Virgo.
Brother releases in theatres from 17 March 2023 across Canada.