Charles Rex Jr. (Self)Christopher Rex (Self)
Two brothers who are gifted musicians struggle to overcome a childhood at the hands of a disturbed but brilliant composer father. Christopher Rex has been the Principal Cellist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 1979. Charles Rex has been a first violinist with the New York Philharmonic since 1981. The brothers transcend a traumatic childhood of abuse by their father to reach the heights of notoriety as adults in the world of classical music. Through interviews with the brothers, and famous personalities such as Zubin Mehta, Yo-Yo Ma and Robert Spano, as well as their mother, sister, wives and friends, we are invited into the lives of these two extraordinary men. Home movies, blended with personal photos give us an inside view into what made them who they are today. Orchestral performances by the brothers with several orchestras, including a premiere performance by the South Dakota Orchestra of an orchestral piece composed by the brothers' father, Charles Gordon Rex, are featured. At the end of the film, viewers are left with the question: 'Are we who we are because of our past, or in spite of it?'