Film about musician brothers separated by Cuban/US politics shown at Surrey Town Hall – Surrey Now-Leader


The next show from Surrey Civic Theaters is a documentary film which will screen on Friday 29th April at the Center Stage Theater at City Hall.

The award-winning film “Los Hermanos/The Brothers” offers a musical journey to Havana and New York for the story of Cuban-born brothers Ilmar and Aldo López-Gavilán, separated by the strained political relations between Cuba and the United States. United.

Illmar is in New York, where he has lived since his teens in order to pursue his career as a violinist, while Aldo remains in Cuba and works as a pianist.

Their parallel lives are chronicled by filmmakers Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider, which highlights their family dynamics, careers, reunion and memorable first performances together.

The film is about the “power of love and how family forms and connects us even when we are far apart,” an event notice promises. “It’s a movie about talent and chasing your creative dreams. It’s a story that shows that sometimes when politicians make decisions, it’s ordinary people who pay the price.

The film’s genre score is composed by the brothers, and Joshua Bell and the Harlem Quartet are among the musical guests.

“Los Hermanos/The Brothers” won Best Documentary Feature at the 2020 Woodstock Film Festival, among other awards.

Tickets are $12 for the 8 p.m. screening at Center Stage on April 29, or call 604-501-5566. The venue is located at 13450 104 Ave., Surrey.

The documentary is the first of two in the “Spring Shows” series presented by Surrey Civic Theatres. The other, “Someone like me,” follows the parallel journeys of Drake, a gay asylum seeker from Uganda, and a group of outsiders from Vancouver’s queer community who are tasked with supporting his resettlement in Canada. The film will be screened on Friday, June 17 at Center Stage.

Also this spring, Surrey Civic Theaters is launching Surrey SPARK Stages to “ignite imaginations and create memories” for children and families across the city.

From May 27-29 on the stages of the Surrey Arts Centre, the SPARK Launch Weekend will include a “Light the SPARK!” » dance party all agesof them “Best of Friends!” concerts of Charlotte Diamond, Fred Penner and Rick Scott, a “The Spirit of Harriet Tubman” one woman show, “The Joshua Show” puppets and circus show in duo “Tweet Tweet!”

Tickets are sold at call 604-501-5566.

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