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Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) catches up with his long-lost cousin, Robert Castle, a fiery Harlem-based white Episcopal priest.

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Jonathan Demme tells the story of how he learned of the waves his cousin was making in his community.

  • Updated on January 14, 2010

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Cousin Bobby

Premiere Date: August 24, 1993

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Filmmaker: Jonathan Demme


Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme

Critical Acclaim

A brilliantly original portrait of a complex personality... That's entertainment.”

— Terrence Rafferty,
The New Yorker


— Roger Ebert,
Chicago Sun-Times

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