March 13-16, 2022

Los Hermanos / The Brothers

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Synopsis

Virtuoso Afro-Cuban-born brothers—violinist Ilmar and pianist Aldo—live on opposite sides of a geopolitical chasm a half-century wide. Tracking their parallel lives in New York and Havana, their poignant reunion, and their momentous first performances together, Los Hermanos/The Brothers offers a nuanced, often startling view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family.

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

Filmmaker Biography

Marcia Jarmel (Director, Producer, Impact Coordinator) has produced and directed a slate of award-winning films for PatchWorks Films. She also works as a consultant and impact strategist on a broad range of films, including the Oscar nominee Last Day of Freedom and HBO’s Emmy-nominated 50 Children. Marcia has taught both undergrad and graduate film courses at NYU and Chapman University and been honored with residencies with Working Films, the Fledgling Fund, SFFilm, the Kopkind Colony, and BAVC Media Maker.  She has served as a juror for the Emmys, BAVC MediaMaker, and many film festivals.

Ken Schneider (Director, Producer, Editor) is a Peabody- winning producer/director who has also edited nearly 40 feature documentaries for PBS, HBO, Showtime and Al-Jazeera, and others. He received a Peabody as Co-producer and editor of Soft Vengeance. He edited the Oscar-nominated Regret to Inform, described by the New York Times as “unforgettable ... exquisitely filmed, edited and scored.” Other films he edited have earned multiple Emmys, a Columbia-Dupont, three Peabodys, an Indie Spirit and top awards at the Sundance Film Festival. Ken is drawn to stories of war and peace, human rights, artists, American history, contemporary social issues, and Cuba. He works in English and Spanish. Ken has taught at NYU-Tisch, Chapman University, and San Francisco City College, and lectured at the SF Art Institute, University of San Francisco, and Harvard. He has been a panelist for National Endowment for Humanities, the Emmys, and various film festivals.

Schedule

March 13-16, 2022: Online screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker(s). 

Find your nearest Screening Partner, and register to watch.

Alabama

Coleman Center for the Arts - York

Florida

Gulf Coast Symphony - Ft. Meyers

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center - Cutler Bay

Tropic Cinema - Key West

WSLR - Sarasota

Georgia

Georgia Southern University - Statesboro

The City of Hapeville - Hapeville

Oxford College of Emory University - Oxford

Spelman College - Atlanta

Kentucky

Gateway Regional Arts Center - Mt Sterling

Warren County Public Library - Bowling Green

University of Pikeville - Pikeville

Mississippi

Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State University - Cleveland

North Carolina

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country - Boone

a/perture cinema - Winston-Salem

High Point University - High Point

John C. Campbell Folk School - Brasstown

University of North Carolina at Wilmington - Wilmington

Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University - Cullowhee

South Carolina

The Arts Center of Clemson - Clemson

Presbyterian College - Clinton

Tennessee

Clayton Center for the Arts - Maryville

Mary B. Martin School of the Arts at East Tennessee State University - Johnson City

Global Education Center & Fisk University - Nashville