Watch this new movie about New Orleans and its music!

By The Strand Theatre | May 16, 2020

UP FROM THE STREETS: New Orleans - City of Music is a feature length documentary that looks at the culture of New Orleans through the lens of music.

Available to watch at home May 15 - 21 by purchasing a Virtual Ticket via the Strand Theatre website.

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 1700's through to today's vibrant music scene. The music of the city is a powerful form of expression. It was a vehicle to communicate a desire for freedom, express frustration with 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 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.

Directed by Michael Murphy

NR | USA | 2019 | 1h 44min



$12 for 72 hours of access

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