Brooklyn Brothers

Recently broken up with by his girlfriend, underachiever Alex (O'Nan) embarks on an impromptu road trip with his new bandmate, the eccentric Jim (Michael Weston). By channeling their inner children and giving a new meaning to the term "lo-fi musician," Alex and Jim find their unique musical style by bringing the sound of children's instruments to their unsuspecting fans. Playing a series of bizarre shows and experiencing multiple near-disasters, Alex and Jim's persistence takes them on a true coming-of-age journey - one that may be their last shot at achieving their youthful dreams.

Writer/director/star Ryan O'Nan's new film, Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best (synopsis above) is set to hit theaters on September 21, but you can see it a bit before then, because BrooklynVegan is presenting a FREE screening of the film at Knitting Factory Brooklyn on Monday, September 10. Doors open at 7:30 PM, the screening starts at 8 PM, and admission is first come, first served. We will also be giving away some movie-related fun stuff at the screening.

In addition to O'Nan, the film also stars Michael Weston, Arielle Kebbel with Andrew McCarthy, Jason Ritter, Wilmer Valderrama, Christopher McDonald and Melissa Leo. It was produced by Jason MIchael Berman and Kwesi Collisson, and is being distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories, the company started by the late Adam Yauch. You can watch the trailer for Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best below.