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Terence Blanchard & Michael Murphy Will Host ‘Up From The Streets’ Documentary Premiere Q&A
On May 16, six-time GRAMMY-winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard and documentary filmmaker Michael Murphy will join forces for a special Q&A livestream following the virtual release of the forthcoming documentary Up From The Streets: New Orleans: The City of Music. As the film’s executive producer and director, Blanchard and Murphy’s new project features in-depth sit downs and archival footage from the likes of Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., Keith Richards and others, while highlighting the universal force of music, whether jazz, rock, hip-hop, or gospel, as the backbone of the city’s historically budding creative culture and hence, its influence on the world.
Over 90 theatres and record stores nationwide have joined forces for the virtual premiere event, encouraging widespread support of local businesses that are facing new and unprecedented challenges during this time through ticket purchases and community streaming of the movie, all while isolating from home. The docu-film is slated for a May 15 release and will be available for viewing through June 15. Tickets for Up From The Streets are available for purchase here.
After the premiere, the discussion and coinciding Q&A will take place on May 16 at 7 PM Eastern Standard Time via EventLive, where viewers will be able to join Blanchard and Murphy in conversation by submitting their comments and questions to the event’s live chat forum. Hosts will address questions and further unpack the film, its attention to the city of New Orleans and its artist communities and historical roots in fostering the genre of jazz and beyond. Following the live event, the full-length video stream will be made available for viewing for those who were unable to tune in in real time.
Ahead of the release events, you can prep for the film’s premiere and Q&A by tuning into the specially curated Spotify playlist below, which features music and artists from the movie itself: