The 5 Browns: Digging Through the Darkness

Showings

New People Cinema Sun, Jun 10 7:00 PM
Film Info
Director:Ben Niles
Film Category:Music
#metoo
Women
Running Time:97 min.
Country:USA
Year of Release:2018
Premiere:West Coast Premiere

Description

An intimate look at The 5 Browns, a group of classically trained sibling pianists who experienced a meteoric rise to stardom only to be devastated years later by the tragic revelation that all three sisters, Desirae, Deondra and Melody, had been sexually abused by their father during childhood. Two major themes come to define each of the The 5 Browns, both professionally and personally. Healing through music and fighting to change statute of limitation laws for crimes of child sex abuse

Director Ben Niles weaves together a profoundly moving mix of verité footage, candid interviews, rehearsals, performances and a vast library of archival family video, addressing two major themes that have come to define each of the The 5 Browns, both professionally and personally. Healing through music and fighting to change statute of limitation laws for crimes of child sex abuse.

“The strength and power of The 5 Browns are remarkable. In this compelling portrait, we learn that these musicians have not only survived the sexual abuse of a parent but are using their story to illuminate the challenges facing many survivors of sexual abuse in the United States. It is a beautiful film about persistence and truth in life and art.” -Julianne Moore; Actor, Advocate