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Brother Tied

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Derek Cianfrance made his directorial debut with this noir-styled drama based on the real-life friendship of lead actor Keith Zimmerman and a black ex-con -- along with the apparent influence of Elia Kazan's 1955 film-adaptation of John Steinbeck's East of Eden. Cal (Zimmerman), the sensitive younger brother of Aaron (Jason Hauser), is friends with black barber Cassius (Carey Westbrook). At a Christmas party, Aaron picks a fight with Cassius. When Cal stands up for Cassius instead of siding with his...more

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