The Inspire Film Festival presents, Los Hermanos/The Brothers, followed by a live performance with Aldo and Ilmar Lopez-Gavilan.

Saturday, July 16

401 Franklin Street
Houston, TX 77201

Doors open at 7:30 pm, Screening begins promptly at 8 pm

This event is FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited


Ilmar and Aldo López-Gavilán are virtuoso Afro-Cuban musician brothers, born in Havana in the 70s. At 14, Ilmar outgrew his island teachers and was sent to the U.S.S.R. to study violin, ultimately landing as a working chamber violinist in the U.S. Younger brother Aldo grew up mentored by Cuba’s impressive jazz and classical pianists, his extraordinary talent achieving renown on the island, but stymied elsewhere by the 60-year-old U.S. embargo. Though they see each other when family finances and visa restrictions allow, they've never had a chance to collaborate musically—something they've longed for all their lives.

Tracking their parallel lives, poignant reunion, and momentous first performances together on stages across the U.S., "Los Hermanos / The Brothers" is a nuanced, intensely moving view of nations long estranged, through the lens of music and family.

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