UP FROM THE STREETS ®: NEW ORLEANS: THE CITY OF MUSIC
SPECIAL Q&A’s WITH EXEC. PRODUCER TERENCE BLANCHARD AND PRODUCER/DIRECTOR MICHAEL MURPHY
VIRTUAL CINEMA TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
~SATURDAY, MAY 16 AT 7:00PM EST~
New York, NY (May 12, 2020)–Following the May 15 virtual cinema release of the documentary film Up From The Streets ®: New Orleans: The City of Music, Terence Blanchard (host / executive producer, Oscar-nominated, six-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpet player / composer) and producer / director / documentary filmmaker Michael Murphy will participate in a special video Q&A on Saturday, May 16 at 7:00PM EST. Blanchard and Murphy will discuss the film and the music featured in Up From The Streets, as well as answer questions from fans. This event can be viewed here.
For this free, live discussion, viewers can pre-book in advance, or just join at 7:00PM that night to submit questions via live chat during the event. The Q&A will be available for viewing after the event has completed (at 8:00PM that night) for those who are unable to watch during the live stream.
Over 90 theaters and record stores are set to host this virtual cinema release, allowing viewers to support these local businesses while social distancing from home. The film is available on demand beginning May 15, until June 15. Tickets for Up From The Streets will be available here.
In anticipation of the film’s release, a Spotify playlist has been launched featuring the music which appears in the film – available here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0do9p70bzttsXQijKcYdbf?si=dQ88d801Q56pNT-TzSlnUg
A documentary celebrating the music of New Orleans, Up From The Streets (also produced by Robin Burgess and Cilista Eberle) chronicles the deep historic roots and social context that made this city a cultural capital. The film blends conversations with New Orleans-based figures Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., Mannie Fresh, and Dr. Michael White with commentary from Robert Plant, Keith Richards, Bonnie Raitt, and Sting. These stories are soundtracked by new and archival performance footage of Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, truly bringing the sensational story of New Orleans’ music to life.
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