Up From The Streets is a feature length documentary that looks at the culture of New Orleans through the lens of music. New Orleans has a distinct history as a result of its political and social history, a thread that runs through the city that can be heard from the drumming at Congo Square in the 1700’s through to today’s vibrant music scene. The music of this city is a powerful form of expression. It was a vehicle to communicate a desire for freedom, express frustration of the injustices of segregation and Jim Crow laws, a healing force that helped bring the city back from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and it is still a vital form of expression against ongoing cultural and racial biases. Executive Producer Terence Blanchard and Director Michael Murphy show how the culture of the city is reflected in its music, how music impacts culture, and how even in the darkest of times, music lifts and unites. In English. Not Rated. Director Michael Murphy (US 2019) 104 min



TUESDAY, MAY 26 • 6:00 PT / 8:00 ET

JOIN US FOR A LIVESTREAM Q&A with musician Terence Blanchard and director Michael Murphy, joined by Ben Jaffe, Creative Director of Preservation Hall and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. 

Watch the previously recorded Q&A with musician Terence Blanchard and director Michael Murphy.