SXSW 2013, World Premiere
Hot Docs 2013, Official Selection
For the eight young men in the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, "brotherhood" is literal: they're all sons of anti-establishment jazz legend, Phil Cohran. Cohran and their mothers raised them together on Chicago's South Side on a strict diet of jazz, funk and Black Consciousness. Family band practice began at 6am.
Now grown, as they raise eight brass horns to the sky, they make music that is at once indescribably joyful, unremittingly exciting, and undeniably together. But as the brothers try to make their own way in the wide worldwhile playing in the streets of New York City, collaborating with Mos Def, or wowing a jazz festivalthey find the values their father bred into them constantly tested. They must decide whether his principles really are their own.
We couldn't be more thrilled to share DCTV Member Reuben Atlas' directorial debut, produced by veteran producer, editor, and DCTV friend, Sam Pollard (Style Wars.)
Following the screening, we will be joined by Director Reuben Atlas, Producer Sam Pollard, and Editor Keiko Deguchi.
DCTV Presents is DCTV's signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community. From screening films by emerging artists to hosting master classes led by renowned groundbreakers in the industry, each event offers the public a unique and inclusive opportunity to share, support and embrace truly independent art. All events are open to the public, and serve super cheap drinks, alcoholic & non!
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