Dir. Joe Brewster | 1995 | 92mins
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A deft, often chilling look at the unexploded dynamite of guard/prisoner relations, THE KEEPER is a searing psychological drama stunningly acted by Giancarlo Esposito (DO THE RIGHT THING, FRESH, MALCOLM X), African superstar Isaach De Bankole (NIGHT ON EARTH, CHOCOLAT) and Regina Taylor (“I’LL FLY AWAY”, A FAMILY THING). Like the best work of Charles Burnett and Spike Lee, Joe Brewster’s THE KEEPER looks beyond the mayhem of “hood” cinema for something more real. In doing so, it offers the viewer both a riveting story and a range of characters that richly illuminate black America today.