Film: Los Hermanos / The Brothers

“Expertly and beautifully paced, like a great piece of music.”  – Joshua Bell

Virtuoso Afro-Cuban-born brothers – American violinist Ilmar and Cuban pianist Aldo – live on opposite sides of a geopolitical chasm half a century wide. Los Hermanos/The Brothers tracks their parallel lives, poignant reunion, and electrifying first performances across the United States, in a nuanced, often startling view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family.

Featuring a 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 Grammy-winning Harlem Quartet.

The Los Hermanos/The Brothers benefit screening is in conjunction with Aldo López-Gavilán’s performance at Festival Napa Valley. Rick Swig will moderate a Q&A following the film with Aldo López-Gavilán and the Producers/Directors of the film, Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider.

The organizers will be pouring Napa Valley wines at 7:30 pm and the film will screen at 8:00 pm. A complimentary popcorn we be provided courtesy of the Cameo Cinema.

This event benefits Our Town St. Helena, building and retaining affordable housing.