Catalog No.: FTF-056 | 
Director: Reuben Atlas| 
Length: 84 Minutes


Available Digitally: iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, Vimeo, Microsoft, Google PlayFandor and more.

Limited Edition Vinyl LP/DVD available now $25:   

LTD Package includes:

LP: Side A (stage): 1.Balicky Bon 2.Jupiter 3.Indigo 4.Mars
Side B (studio): 1.Navigator 2.Touch the sky 3.Kryptonite 4.Black boy feat. Kelan Phil Cohran

DVD: The Film, Over 20 minutes of extra footage and YOUNIVERSE a short film by Reuben Atlas

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For the eight young men in the Hypnotic Brass Ensmble, “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.

Film Features:
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Gabriel Hubert, Saiph Graves, Amal Hubert, Tycho Cohran, Jafar Graves, Uttama Hubert, Seba Graves, Tarik Graves, Kelan Phillip Cohran, Aquilla Sadalla and MAIA

With Appearances by:
Prince, Yasin Bey aka Mos Def, Damon Albarn and Tony Allen

Directed and Produced by Reuben Atlas
Produced by Sam Pollard
Cinematography by Dan Fridman, Sean Porter, Ari Issler, Reuben Atlas
Edited by Keiko Deguchi
South By Southwest Film Festival, HotDocs Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Leeds International Film Festival, Indie Memphis Film Festival, Sound Unseen and many more


“A glimpse at deeply felt family dynamics and a moving bridge across generations.”
—The New York Times

“Beautiful to behold.”
—Los Angeles Times
“Lively, funny... philosophical... an intriguing microcosm of the tensions between the hip-hop generation and its civil-rights-era forebears.”
“When a film successfully footnotes heavy-hitters like Prince, Mos Def, and Damon
Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz), the main subject's gotta be tight.”
—Austin Chronicle
“Sheer crowd pleasing force”
—LA Weekly