The Cinema Arts Centre continues to provide online programming during our necessary shutdown to flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections and protect our community. While we cannot physically be together right now, it remains vital to our mission to keep our community connections strong and provide independent film and cultural programming in the virtual setting.
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UP FROM THE STREETS
May 26 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
UP FROM THE STREETS
Screen for one-day-only May 26th!
Featuring Q&A with musician Ben Jaffe and producers Terence Blanchard & Michael Murphy on May 26 at 9PM Eastern
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. There is a thread that runs through the city that can be heard from the drumming at Congo Square in the 1700s through to todays 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 is still a vital form of expression against ongoing cultural & 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.
Nominated for Best Feature Louisiana Documentary at 2019 New Orleans Film Festival
Nominated for Best Feature Documentary at 2020 Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival
Nominated for Best Feature Documentary at 2020 DC Independent Film Festival
Received Award of Excellence at indie Fest Film Festival for Documentary Feature
Juried Gold Award Winner for Best Feature Documentary at Houston WorldFest Film Festival
A portion of the proceeds from every ticket sold will be donated to The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundations Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund, a statewide relief fund created to support Louisiana musicians and music industry workers whose livelihoods have been adversely impacted by this unprecedented crisis.