First Run Features presents "Los Hermanos/The Brothers" on Virtual Cinema.
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 a heartfelt and eye-opening view of our estranged nations through the lens of music and family. In capturing their reunion and electrifying first performances together, the film shows how family bonds can transcend politics.
"This endearing documentary is an Oscar-caliber film for the family and one not to be missed!"
- Jeffrey Lyons, WCBS News Radio
"A joyful U.S. tour featuring Aldo’s 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
"Expertly and beautifully paced, like a great piece of music."
- Joshua Bell, Celebrated American Violinist
Los Hermanos/The Brothers
A film by Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider
84 minutes, color, 2020
In English & Spanish with English Subtitles
Optional English captions for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing