FILM: "BROTHERS HYPNOTIC" U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE AT MAYSLES CINEMA

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MARCH 24-30 AT 7:30PM. "BROTHERS HYPNOTIC"

A film by Reuben Atlas,  Village Voice Critics' Pick.

The Maysles Cinema, a theater devoted to documentary film, is proud to present the exclusive U.S. theatrical premiere of a film by Reuben Atlas about the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, "BROTHERS HYPNOTIC" from Monday through Sunday, March 24-30, 2014  at 7:30pm nightly. This program is part of the quarterly series Documentary in Bloom: New Films Presented by Livia Bloom

Director Reuben Atlas and members of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble will participate in post-film Q&As following the shows on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29.

An 2013 audience favorite at leading documentary festivals including South by Southwest (SXSW), HotDocs, Urbanworld and Los Angeles Film Festivals, Brothers Hypnotic documents the band Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at work and play. 

At 6:00 a.m. sharp each day, the children of jazz musician Phil Cohran would begin band rehearsal. A family of 24 living on Chicago's South Side, the "brothers" of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble were brought up by their father and three mothers on a strict diet of jazz, funk and Black Consciousness. Today, as they raise eight brass horns in a blend of jazz, hip-hop, and funk--whether filling the streets of New York City, collaborating with Mos Def, or headlining a European tour--they struggle to uphold their family values. Order tickets: Listen to Hypnotic Brass Ensemble perform their song 'War,' featured in The Hunger Games.

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Brothers Hypnotic will make its broadcast premiere on April 7, 2014 on the ITVS series Independent Lens.

"Brothers Hypnotic" A film by Reuben Atlas. USA/The Netherlands, 2013, 84 mins. NR. 

The Maysles Cinema was founded by legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens, Salesman, Gimme Shelter). This non-profit, 60-seat theater in Harlem, with programming directed by Jessica Green, is dedicated to the exhibition of documentary film and video. In addition to presenting masterworks of the documentary tradition, overlooked or under-distributed gems and new releases, the Cinema is a space for meaningful social exchange, offering a forum for the discussion of questions of social and economic justice. 

Documentary in Bloom: New Films Presented by Livia Bloom is an ongoing Maysles Cinema series which highlights challenging, controversial, and thought-provoking new documentaries of outstanding artistic merit. For more information, including an archive of past programs, visit: http://www.maysles.org/ - New website!

Livia Bloom, series curator, is the editor of "Errol Morris: Interviews" (University Press of Mississippi), a book of conversations from the career of the Academy Award-winning documentarian. She has lectured on documentary film at Cornell University and New York University, contributes to Cinema Scope and Filmmaker Magazine, and is Director of Business Development and Exhibition at Icarus Films, an all-documentary distributor. 

More information: www.maysles.org / cinema@maysles.org (212) 537-6843. Maysles Cinema is located at 343 Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Boulevard, between 127th and 128th Streets, New York, NY 10027. Screenings are open to the public with a suggested donation of $10. Subway: Take the 2/3, 4/5/6, A/B/C/D trains to 125th Street. Support for the Maysles Cinema is provided in part by the Union Square Awards, a project of the Tides Center, The New York State Council on the Arts, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

 

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