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Me and My Brother
Directed by Robert Frank
Produced by Helen Silverstein
Written by Robert Frank
Allen Ginsberg
Peter Orlovsky
Sam Shepard
Starring Julius Orlovsky
Peter Orlovsky
Cinematography Robert Frank
Editing by Bob Easton
Helen Silverstein
Release date(s) February 2, 1969
Running time 91 min.
Country USA
Language English

Me and My Brother is a 1969 independent film directed by Robert Frank. The film stars Julius Orlovsky, Peter Orlovsky, John Coe, Seth Allen and Christopher Walken. It is Sam Shepard's film debut. The film tells a story of Julius and Peter Orlovsky. Christopher Walken speaking with the dubbed voice of Robert Frank.


The story centered on Julius Orlovsky; after spending years in a New York mental hospital, he emerges catatonic and must rely on his brother Peter, who lives with poet Allen Ginsberg. When Julius wanders off in the middle of filming, Frank hires an actor (Joseph Chaikin) to play the character and begins a fictional version of his psychological portrait. Then, as suddenly as he vanished, Julius turns up in an institution where he and Peter must face their relationship.

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