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Brothers Hypnotic


“A glimpse at deeply felt family dynamics and a moving bridge across generations.”—The New York Times “When a film successfully footnotes heavy-hitters like Prince, Mos Def, and Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz), the main subject's gotta be tight.”—Austin Chronicle For the eight young men in the Hypnotic Brass Ensmble, “brotherhood” is literal: they’re all sons of anti-establishment jazz legend, Phil Cohran. They grew up in the same house, in a family of 24 siblings. Cohran and their mothers raised them together on Chicago’s tough South Side on a strict diet of jazz, funk and Black Consciousness. Family band practice began at 6 AM. Now grown, as they raise eight brass horns to the sky— whether playing their unique blend of jazz, hip-hop, and funk in the streets of New York City, collaborating with Mos Def, or wowing a music festival— they find the values their father bred into them constantly tested. They struggle to decide whether his principles really are their own. Film Features: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Gabriel Hubert, Saiph Graves, Amal Hubert, Tycho Cohran, Jafar Graves, Uttama Hubert, Seba Graves, Tarik Graves, Kelan Phillip Cohran, Aquilla Sadalla and MAIA With Appearances by: Prince, Yasin Bey aka Mos Def, Damon Albarn and Tony Allen Directed and Produced by Reuben Atlas Produced by Sam Pollard Cinematography by Dan Fridman, Sean Porter, Ari Issler, Reuben Atlas Edited by Keiko Deguchi Festivals: South By Southwest Film Festival, HotDocs Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Leeds International Film Festival, Indie Memphis Film Festival, Sound Unseen and many more More Press: “A glimpse at deeply felt family dynamics and a moving bridge across generations.” —The New York Times “Beautiful to behold.” —Los Angeles Times “Lively, funny... philosophical... an intriguing microcosm of the tensions between the hip-hop generation and its civil-rights-era forebears.” —Variety “Sheer crowd pleasing force” —LA Weekly

The music throughout is wonderful and you wish there was more of it, including concert footage.
Toronto Star

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