The Gene Siskel Film Center’s “Film Center From Your Sofa” series is proud to present UP FROM THE STREETS (streaming), available MAY 15th through May 21st. There will also be a Special LIVE Q&A via ZOOM with Terence Blanchard and director Michael Murphy at 6 pm CST on Saturday, May 16.
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Tip your hat to jazz music and the recently cancelled annual Jazz Fest in New Orleans with Michael Murphy’s omnibus celebration of the music that shaped the culture of New Orleans in UP FROM THE STREETS. Four-time Grammy winner Terence Blanchard serves as executive producer, music director and host for the film. The film features personal reflections from New Orleans’ most impactful musicians including, but not limited to, Terence Blanchard, Harry Connick, Jr, Wynton Marsalis, Mannie Fresh, Dr. Michael White, and commentary by national and international musicians along with archival and newly filmed performances by iconic artists such as Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint and The Neville Brothers. NOTE: For every ticket sold, $2 will be donated to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation COVID-19 relief fund. (Description courtesy of UMG) 2019, Dir. MICHAEL MURPHY, USA, 104 MIN.