Brotherhood is basically a fraternity hazing incident gone terribly wrong. I was a sorority girl at a major southern university. Every year it seemed that at least one fraternity was put on suspension for hazing, which was not allowed. They can do some really awful things to each other in the name of “brotherhood.” Other times, the hazing is just funny and really not meant to harm anyone. If you are a pledge and you end up in the back of a van being asked to rob a convenience store before you can be initiated into the frat, do you really think it is worth it? Trevor Morgan, Jon Foster, Lou Taylor Pucci, Arlen Escarpeta, Jesse Steccato, and Luke Sexton star. That is what happens in this film that was given an Audience Award at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2010. Fun Fact: Brotherhood was shot in Arlington, Texas, by Arlington native, director Will Canon, which is right outside of Dallas.
College freshman Adam Buckley finds himself blindfolded in the back of a van dealing with the fact that he has to rob a convenience store as the final step of his initiation into the Sigma Zeta Chi fraternity. Minutes later he finds himself dealing with the fact that a fellow-pledge just got shot while doing it.
Frank, the senior fraternity brother in charge of the night’s events, is able to get the injured pledge out of the store alive, but the fraternity’s troubles are just beginning. Thinking they can get out of the situation without taking the pledge to a hospital, Frank decides the group will handle things themselves. But when every move is met with disaster, Adam must find it within himself to go against Frank and his new brothers in order to save his friend’s life.
Brotherhood is in theatres in Dallas on February 18, 2011.