Join us in collaboration with The JVN Project for BROWN SUGAR (2002) as part of the 4th Annual JVN Day Hip Hop Festival: This is Alchemy!
USA | 109 min | PG-13 | DVD | Rick Famuyiwa
A woman wonders if it's just friendship or real love she feels when a close male friend announces he's tying the knot in this romantic comedy. Dre (Taye Diggs) and Sidney (Sanaa Lathan) became best friends when they were ten years old -- the same time that both first became aware of the first rumblings of the Hip Hop revolution in New York City. Today, Dre runs a successful record label, and Sidney is a respected music journalist; both have managed to turn their love for the music into careers, and both are still close friends. Close enough, in fact, that many of their pals wonder why they've never become boyfriend and girlfriend (Mark Deming, Rovi).
"A romantic comedy, yes, but one with characters who think and talk about their goals, and are working on hard decisions." - Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun Times)
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cMkcfL8w5k