HANCEVILLE, Ala. — A film sharing the story of the eight brothers who make up the jazz band Hypnotic Brass Ensemble will be shown Thursday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m., in the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at Wallace State Community College. The film is free and open to the public.
The eight brothers are all the sons of anti-establishment jazz legend Phil Cohran, and were raised on a “strict diet of jazz, funk and Black Consciousness,” according to a description on the South Arts web page. The film follows the band members as they try to make it on their own, playing in the streets of New York, collaborating with Mos Def and wowing audiences at jazz festivals.
Filmmaker Reuben Atlas is unable to attend the screening, but has provided a video message about the making of the film for viewers watching the film.
The film is part of the South Arts’ Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Film at Wallace State Community College. The remaining films on the Wallace State schedule include “The Starfish Throwers” on March 19, and “If You Build It” on April 9. All will be shown at 6 p.m., in the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. All are free and open to the public.
For more information about the films, visit www.wallacestate.edu/artscalendar or call 256.352.8457.
The mission of South Arts is to strengthen the South through advancing excellence in the arts, connecting the arts to key states and national policies and nurturing a vibrant quality of life. South Arts works in partnership with state art agencies in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The National Endowment for the Arts is a supporter of South Arts, as well a member states, foundations, businesses and individuals.
For more information about South Arts and the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Films, visit www.southarts.org