Independent Lens

  • 1999
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films.

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Season 15, Episode 15 Brothers Hypnotic

First Aired: April 7, 2014

This documentary about the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, a Chicago-based group of eight brothers, charts the siblings' rise from playing on the streets of Manhattan to jamming with the likes of Mos Def and Prince. The sons of avant-garde jazz trumpeter Phil Cohran, they've been taught from a young age to eschew pop stardom and, instead, "create sounds to fuse with the body and heal the soul."

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  • Premiered: August 9, 1999
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films. (more)

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