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A closer look with Visiting Professor Rodney Evans

Rodney Evans has been making fiction, documentary and experimental films for over twenty years. He is the writer/director/producer of the feature film BROTHER TO BROTHER which won the Special Jury Prize in Drama at the Sundance Film Festival. The film had its European premiere at The Berlin International Film Festival and was nominated 4 Independent Spirit Awards including Best First Film and Best First Screenplay. His second feature-length screenplay, DAY DREAM, is the first place winner of the Newfest Screenplay competition.

Evans has received funding from The Guggenheim Foundation, The Creative Capital Foundation, The NY State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and The Independent Television Service (ITVS). His second narrative feature, THE HAPPY SAD, has played at over thirty film festivals throughout the world and had its U.S. theatrical premiere in August 2013 at the IFC Center in NYC and the Sundance Sunset Cinema in Los Angeles. It is currently available on all major digital platforms through Sundance Artist Services and Cinedigm.

Watch a clip fromThe Happy Sad: Two young couples in New York—one black and gay, one white and heterosexual—find their lives intertwined as they create new relationship norms, explore sexual identity, and redefine monogamy.