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‘Brother’ scores top kudos

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Anthony Lover’s “My Brother” was tapped with the grand jury prize at the 10th American Black Film Festival in Miami Beach Sunday.

Vanessa Williams stars in the pic as the mother of two sons, one developmentally disabled, and how her choices affect them as boys and as adults.

Thesp Christopher Scott received the founder’s award for outstanding achievement in independent cinema for his role in “My Brother.”

Fest attendees tapped Maurice Jamal’s “Dirty Laundry,” a modern twist on the story of the prodigal son, to receive the audience nod for U.S. feature. Thesp Loretta Devine received the audience award for performance for her turn in “Dirty Laundry.”

Seyi’s “If I Die Tonight,” about racial profiling and police brutality, drew the docu nod.

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