Brothers Hypnotic

Director Reuben Atlas
Genre Documentary
Runtime 80 minutes
Country of Origin USA
Language English
Supplier Pandora Educational Film Centre, Inc.
Festivals/Awards Winner - Best Documentary, Savannah Film Festival
Release Date In theatres on May 22, 2014


For the eight young men in the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, "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.

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Press & Articles

“"Brothers Hypnotic" review” - NOW Magazine

“Brass Band of Brothers, a Dad’s Gift” - The New York Times

“Movie Blog: Highlights From 2013 ‘Sound Unseen’” - CBS

“Film Review: ‘Brothers Hypnotic’” - Variety

“L.A.'s Pan African Film Fest Has a Particularly Strong Lineup This Year” - LA Weekly

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