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Bloor Cinema Release: Brothers Hypnotic

June 6, 2014

By John Corrado

Brothers Hypnotic Poster

Premiering at Hot Docs back in 2013, Brothers Hypnotic is finally circling back to Toronto this weekend, and will be playing a couple more times until next Thursday at the Bloor Cinema.  I enjoyed this one at last year’s festival, and tickets can be found right here.

The eight members of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are not just brothers in the cultural sense, but also blood relatives who have all inherited their father’s love of music.  Gaining fame performing on the streets of Chicago, we follow the dynamic horn band as they collaborate with Mos Def and add a fusion of hip hop to their refreshing sound.

Directed by Reuben Atlas, Brothers Hypnotic shows the group of siblings at a time when they have to decide whether to keep their act local, or try and make it big.  The film is worth seeing for the way that it opens our eyes to this excellent musical group, because when the music takes centre stage, Brothers Hypnotic really strikes a chord.

Especially with the Toronto Jazz Festival just around the corner, this is the perfect opportunity to see the film.

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