One Note at a Time (PG)

One Note at a Time

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, music can save the soul of the city, but can the musicians save themselves?

A beautifully crafted, feature documentary, rich with the colourful characters of New Orleans, where the music stopped in 2005, when one of the most deadly and destructive hurricanes in American history struck.

The flood defences failed, flooding the Crescent City for weeks. Lives were lost and lives were shattered. Many displaced musicians felt compelled to return to the chaos and bleak confusion to play again.

Renée Edwards’ feature length directorial debut is the story of some who made it back, told in their own words, with those who fought alongside to resuscitate the music scene. In particular the founders of The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation, a unique medical facility with the motto… ‘Keeping the music ALIVE’.

 

US 2016 Dir Renée Edwards 95 min

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