Friday, May 14, 2021

Movies are back: Los Hermanos - Saturday, May 29 at 7 PM

Okay, it's time to start up with the films in the Strand. For our first since early last year we have Los Hermanos.


Saturday, May 29 at 7 PM

Two Cuban-born brothers, both virtuoso musicians  Aldo and Ilmar López-Gavilán  live on opposite sides of the geopolitical chasm that separates the U.S. and Cuba. But although they lead very different existences, the brothers have an instinctual connection.

Following their parallel lives in New York and Havana, Los Hermanos / The Brothers offers an amazingly heartfelt  though often startling  view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family. In capturing their momentous reunion and electrifying first performances together, the film shows how family bonds can transcend politics.

Featuring an electrifying, genre-bending score composed by Aldo and performed with his brother, Ilmar, and with guest appearances by maestro Joshua Bell and the Harlem Quartet.

See the trailer

"This endearing documentary is an Oscar-caliber film for the family and one not to be missed!" - Jeffrey Lyons, WCBS News Radio

"A remarkable film about a family ensnared in geopolitics and two brothers who lead very different lives and yet never lose their instinctual connection." - Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle

"A moving documentary with generous amounts of music! Electrifying musical collaborations...in addition to the poignant sibling performances, Joshua Bell performs Aldos music with Aldo at Lincoln Center." - Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

"Six months without live music will be reason enough to see these two gifted musicians reunite across borders to perform publicly for the first time. The film offers a bright take on the endurance of family despite the policies of the day." - WBUR, Boston Public Radio

"A joyful U.S. tour featuring Aldos blood-pumping compositions that meld jazz, classical and Latin music." - KQED, San Francisco Public Media

"Exquisite  so much poetry, heart, and exemplary craft. The editing is just sublime." - Rob Epstein, Two-time Oscar winner (The Times of Harvey Milk & Common Threads)

"Expertly and beautifully paced, like a great piece of music." - Joshua Bell, Celebrated American Violinist

A film by Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider
84 minutes, color, 2020
In English & Spanish with English subtitles 

 $10

 

We will be limiting seating, so advance tickets are recommended. Click for ticket link. 

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