Brothers Hypnotic
Oriental Theatre Screen 1Fri, Sep 27, 2013 7:30 PM Event Date Passed
Oriental Theatre Screen 1Mon, Sep 30, 2013 1:00 PM Event Date Passed
Fox Bay Cinema Grill Screen 2Tue, Oct 1, 2013 5:15 PM Event Date Passed
Film Info
Section:Sound Vision (Media Sponsors: WMSE 91.7FM & The Pabst Theater)
Runtime:86 min
Event Type:Features
Country of Origin:USA
Original Language:English
Film Sponsor:von Briesen & Roper
Community Partners:Jazz in the Park
Milwaukee Jazz Vision
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Reuben Atlas
Producer:Sam Pollard
Reuben Atlas
Cinematographer:Dan Fridman
Sean Porter
Ari Issler
Reuben Atlas
Editor:Keiko Deguchi
For the eight young men who comprise the joyful and bombastic Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, brotherhood is literal: They're all sons of anti-establishment jazz legend Phil Cohran. Raised on a steady diet of jazz and funk crossed with Black Consciousness on Chicago's South Side, this jazz cooperative has moved from busking on the streets to collaborating with Mos Def and opening for Prince. This coming-of-age doc is filled with their unremittingly unique brand of music and showcases their struggle to maintain the values they were raised on when confronted with the promise of record deals and musical stardom.