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Directed by Jonathan Demme

United States 1991 70 mins. In English


In Cousin Bobby, Demme introduces us to his cousin Reverend Robert Castle, an Episcopalian minister who worked within the African American community for over 40 years in Jersey City and Harlem. Though they had not seen each other for decades, the cousins’ reunion resulted in an engaging, highly personal view of an unselfish, down-to-earth man—a radical activist who never hesitated to take to the streets and whose fervent devotion to social causes was never silenced by personal tragedies. “Cousin Bobby is a brilliantly original portrait of a complex personality.”—The New Yorker.

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Genres: Documentary

Appears in: Demme Monde