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SHORTS IN COMPETITION: NARRATIVE

BILLY AND AARON

Directed by Rodney Evans
SHORT NARRATIVE 10 Minutes New York Premiere
FILM GUIDE BILLY AND AARON

Billy and Aaron is a drama about African-American composer Billy Strayhorn and the personal and professional consequences of his decision to live as an openly gay man within the homophobic jazz milieu of the 1940s.

Music
About the Director(s)
Rodney Evans is the recipient of The Independent Feature Project's Gordon Parks Award for his screenplay Brother To Brother. The film won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance in 2004 and was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards. He is currently developing his second narrative feature, Day Dream.
Special Note


Film Info
  • Section:
    Shorts in Competition: Narrative
  • Year:
    2009
  • Length:
    10 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    New York
Cast & Credits
  • Primary Cast:
    Brandon Delagraentiss, Ignaro Petronillia
  • Director:
    Rodney Evans
  • Screenwriter:
    Rodney Evans
  • Producer:
    Rodney Evans
  • Directors of Photography:
    Adriana Montenegro, Susan Korda, Nicholas Verso
  • Editors:
    Rodney Evans, Sabine Hoffmann, Susan Korda
  • Sound Designer:
    Bill Toles
  • Musical Arranger:
    Aaron Diehl

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