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We’ve worked with mTuckman media (MTM) and Eagle Rock Productions, distributors of UP FROM THE STREETS, to make it possible for you to see the film — and your virtual ticket purchase helps support the Belcourt.

For $12, you can purchase a ticket for UP FROM THE STREETS — once you’ve purchase, you’ll have 7 days to begin watching. And once you click “Watch Now,” you'll have unlimited access to watch for a 3-day / 72-hour window.

The distributors will share a portion of your ticket payment with the Belcourt. Please note that this arrangement, in these unprecedented times, means we’re unable to offer member pricing. Thanks for your understanding and support. And if you’d like to consider an additional donation to the Belcourt, we’d be most grateful. You can do so here.

Note: Click here for full details on how to watch. For general information about watching on a bigger screen, see our FAQs here.

Four-time Grammy winner Terence Blanchard serves as host for this film that 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.

“Because of its profound, often tangled and diverse roots, there have been plenty of quality documentaries on the music of New Orleans. This is arguably the best… This skillfully fashioned hour and forty-five minute exploration explains the key factors, both musical and otherwise, that fused to produce the vivacious New Orleans sound. And it does that with astonishing ease.” —Hal Horowitz, American Songwriter

“...A savory gumbo of uniquely American ingredients — jazz, blues, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, funk, hip-hop — generously seasoned with love and respect for the largely African-American artists who forged that heritage over the past three centuries. It’s a near-embarrassment of riches, spoonful after spoonful of fascinating cultural history coming at you until you feel (by the end) you may not be able to take another bite.” —Steve Davis, Austin Chronicle

“UP FROM THE STREETS is about more than music: It’s a celebration of connection.” —Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post

The Belcourt Theatre does not provide advisories about subject matter or potential triggering content, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

Beyond the synopses, trailers and review links on our website, other sources of information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense MediaIMDb and as well as through general internet searches.

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