Streaming Release!

Up from the Streets: New Orleans: The City of Music


For every ticket sold, $2 will be donated to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation’s COVID-19 relief fund for musicians.

The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 50/50. Once you purchase an “e-ticket” you will be sent a link & password to view the film. You can watch Up from the Streets for 72 hours after your purchase on your computer, tablet, smartphone, and other digital devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.

From Louis Armstrong to James Booker, jazz and blues to rock and roll, New Orleans is known the world over for its phenomenal musicians and vibrant music scene. Though one city contains all this musical virtuosity, it does not exist in a bubble. Up from the Streets offers a comprehensive look into the history of New Orleans music and its extensive influence around the world. With Afro-Caribbean influence to Mardi Gras Indians and Second Line parades, New Orleans is home to a unique mesh of cultures. Through interviews, electrifying performances, and colorful street footage, this joyful documentary celebrates life through the universal language of music and its unique power to uplift and unite us even in the darkest of times. Featuring personal reflections by Terence Blanchard, Harry Connick, Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Mannie Fresh, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Plant, Dr. Michael White and others, along with archival and newly filmed performances by such iconic artists as Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint and The Neville Brothers. (Dir. by Michael Murphey, 2020, USA, 104 mins., Not Rated)