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Video maker Charlie Brown presents an exhaustive if somewhat confusing history of the Rebirth Brass Band, one of the most popular and groundbreaking ensembles in New Orleans. Shot prior to Hurricane Katrina, his lively 2005 documentary conveys the band’s tenacity and flexibility: they’ve survived numerous personnel changes over the years and opened up their repertoire to more contemporary sounds, most notably hip-hop. Brown doesn’t make much of an effort to explain the roots of New Orleans brass, which makes the Rebirth’s achievements harder to appreciate, but the performance footage and band interviews are infectious despite severe technical shortcomings. 90 min.