Band on the Wall Film Club presents, the Brothers Hypnotic, the acclaimed documentary film by filmmaker Reuben Atlas about the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.
For the eight young men in the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, “brotherhood” is literal: they’re all sons of anti-establishment jazz legend, Sun Ra’s 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 6 AM.
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 world—while playing in the streets of New York City, collaborating with Mos Def, or wowing a jazz festival—they find the values their father bred into them constantly tested. They must decide whether his principles really are their own.
The screening includes free food.
The Picturehouse Bar opens at 5pm, screenings start at 7.30pm.
Supported by: Film Hub North West Central. Proud to be a part of the BFI Film Audience Network