WATCH: New jazz documentary tells the story of Hurricane Katrina

‘One Note At A Time’ has UK cinema screenings and online streaming this week

A new documentary has been released telling the story of Hurricane Katrina from the perspective of jazz musicians who lived through the crisis in New Orleans 13 years ago. Featuring Dr. John, Kermit Ruffins, Clarke Peters and dozens more musicians, the movie tells the story of those who returned to the city and restored the jazz scene in order to support the people and rejuvenate the tourist industry. It’s called ‘One Note At A Time’ and released as a stream next week with limited cinema screenings across the UK now (see list below).

Director and producer Renee Edwards says: “I felt compelled to make this film having visited the city throughout my life to see my family. I’m British born to an English mother and African American father. School summer holidays were regularly spent in New Orleans. As an adult I came to know the city in a new way, and very much appreciated the live sound of the music which beat through my childhood. Through the film we were able to capture a special moment in music history, though the issues raised in the film are ongoing. I believe as a black, female film maker, of mixed African American and British heritage, that I was able to tell this story in a unique way.”

British screenings include:

24 August    7 DAYS    Rio Cinema    Dalston  London 

24 August    7 DAYS   HOME    Manchester   Greater Manchester 

24 August & 25 August    Chichester Film Festival   Chichester   West Sussex  

25 August    2 DAYS   Barbican Cinemas 2   London  

03 September   The Regal    Tenbury Wells   Worcestershire

05 September   Picturehouse Uckfield    Uckfield  East Sussex 

05 September   Corn Exchange    Wallingford  Oxfordshire 

08 September   (Plus Q&A)      ArtHouse    Crouch End London     

23 September   Plough Arts Centre     Torrington  Devon 

26 September   Cinema & Co.    Swansea 

30 September   (Plus Q&A)    Shute Festival of Literature & Landscape     Shute  Devon    

06 October    (Plus Jazz trio)     MacRobert Art Centre    

06 October    Marsden Jazz Festival    Marsden  West Yorkshire

08 October & 10 October     Bonington Theatre   Arnold  Nottinghamshire

16 October (Plus Q&A)    David Lean Cinema    Croydon 

02 November   Strode Theatre    Street  Somerset

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