Share the film you helped bring into the world - A DVD Holiday Special
From now through December you can buy "The Whole Gritty City" DVD for 30% off the $19.99 price with coupon code "trombone". That's $13.99 for a DVD which includes the... Read more
Free outdoor screening in New Orleans tomorrow, October 1, to celebrate Skully's birthday. https://www.facebook.com/events/1649894618611511/
CRISP Farms 1310 Lesseps St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117 7:30pm
NYC screening presented by the Black... Read more
Portland Film Festival, KweliTV, Hulu, New Yorker Cover, #Katrina10
We just sent emails to some of our Portland, Oregon backers, but since we don't know where many of you live, we want to let you know that... Read more
National Association of Black Journalists Finalist - and Now on Amazon!
The CBS broadcast of The Whole Gritty City is honored to have been named one of three finalists in the TV documentary category for The National Association of Black Journalists'... Read more
Screening tonight...now available on Vimeo on Demand..Christopher Award
For those of you in or near New York's Hudson Valley, there's a screening hosted by Hungry For Music TONIGHT: Wednesday, May 20th, 7:30pm, at The Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale, NY.... Read more
New screening scheduled for Lawrence, Kansas. Chicago screening 6 days away.
A one-time screening of The Whole Gritty City is scheduled for March 3rd in Lawrence, Kansas. Online tickets only here: https://www.tugg.com/events/13264
Some tickets are still available for the February 5th... Read more
Chicago Screening February 5th
There's a screening of The Whole Gritty City scheduled in Chicago for Thursday, February 5th. It's at 7:30pm at the Kerasotes Showplace Icon Theater. Tickets available only at... Read more
New Review: "An important and beautifully-executed film."
Dear Kickstarter Backers,
The website Common Sense Media is an influential nonprofit that reviews all kinds of media with kids and parents in mind. "We rate, educate and advocate... Read more
New Orleans Screening November 6th
Dear Kickstarter Backers,
Here's a chance for New Orleanians you know to see the film you backed on the big screen, with a special live musical performance.
The Dinerral Shavers... Read more
NYC Screening Sept 16 - and The Whole Gritty City in a theater near you
Dear Kickstarter Backers,
Would you like to see “The Whole Gritty City” screen in your community? If you're in the New York City area, you can do that on September... Read more
Call for partners for a Tugg theatrical campaign
Dear Kickstarter supporters,
Do you know a marching band, music program, or mentoring or youth organization that would be interested in partnering with us to promote a theatrical screening of ... Read more
Ways to watch and share THE WHOLE GRITTY CITY
DVDs and links have been going out to those backers who have that as their rewards. Some have been delivered, some more are about to be shipped. We're... Read more
Streaming, what's next, supporting the music programs
Dear Kickstarter Backers,
Wow. Such an amazing torrent of reactions to last night's broadcast. The vast majority by people who were really moved. And there were those who were confused... Read more
We're almost there.
If you go to this CBS News page and scroll down you can see some of the latest press"
Andre and Wilbert Rawlins and... Read more
Tomorrow night's broadcast
We want to share just a little bit of the amazing coverage we've been getting for The Whole Gritty City leading up to tomorrow night's broadcast.
A review on NPR's... Read more
When where and how you can watch The Whole Gritty City
Here's a summary, to date, of when, where and how you can watch The Whole Gritty City:
February 15, 9/8c: The national broadcast on CBS 48 Hours Presents. It will... Read more
CBS Broadcast of The Whole Gritty City
Dear Kickstarter backers,
We're finally able to announce this pretty extraordinary development. "The Whole Gritty City" has the potential to reach a very large and diverse audience in a special... Read more
SORRY - TICKETS TO THE SATURDAY NIGHT SCREENING AT THE NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL ARE SOLD OUT.
There are still tickets available for Monday at 4:15 at The Prytania. use the link below.
There may be last minute student rush tickets available Saturday. Here's what the festival... Read more
The Times Picayune's Mike Scott writes "The Whole Gritty City" is Saturday's best bet at the New Orleans Film Festival
Thanks to all of you for helping us bring the film to this point!
excerpt:There's not an award for the New Orleans-iest movie shown at the New Orleans... Read more
Additional New Orleans Film Festival Screening Information
October 12th at 6:30pm at The Contemporary Arts Center.
There will be a second... Read more
New Orleans Screening of The Whole Gritty City
Dear Backers of The Whole Gritty City,
The world premiere of The Whole Gritty City will take place at The New Orleans Film Festival on Saturday October 12th at 6:30... Read more
"The Whole Gritty City" to premiere at The New Orleans Film Festival
Dear Kickstarter Supporters,
We are very excited to announce that The Whole Gritty City will have its premiere showing on opening weekend of The New Orleans Film Festival. The festival... Read more
THE WHOLE GRITTY CITY Outtake #6
Assistant director Brandon Franklin leads the O. Perry Walker High School Band in rehearsal, 2009.
Bruce Davenport Jr.
There's a paragraph about Bruce Davenport Jr. in the main project description. We're adding an update because we have 30 copies of the really striking catalogs of his works from... Read more
Kickstarter Project of the Day - and Band Members Arrive in Tokyo
It was great to start today learning that Kickstarter is featuring us as project of the day. And it's wonderful to see new backers learning about the film and joining... Read more
THE WHOLE GRITTY CITY Outtake #5
The Soul Rebels Brass Band play at The Roots of Music Christmas party, 2008.
Do you know what time it is?
It’s crunch time!
Our Kickstarter deadline is less than ONE WEEK AWAY! We’re over halfway to our goal but we need your help to get us all the way there.... Read more
2 new interviews about "The Whole Gritty City" and "Treme"
Today's New Orleans Times Picayune has an interview about our film that's part of Dave Walker's ongoing "TremeExplained" series. Happily it will tell you some more about the... Read more
Meet Some Filmmakers
Some of what you'll see in THE WHOLE GRITTY CITY is video shot by the kids featured in the film. Here's a glimpse of Skully, Bear and Jazz.
THE WHOLE GRITTY CITY Outtake #1
Band director Wilbert Rawlins Jr. explains why he no longer wears a suit and tie to work.
It's football season in New Orleans now. The halftime shows are a big deal. With five months to go before Mardi Gras it's a chance to check out which bands... Read more
Roots of Music founder in "Treme" season premiere tonight
Tonight is the season 3 premiere of "Treme", another project that chronicles and celebrates the power of music that's deeply-rooted in the daily life of New Orleans. "Treme" tells many... Read more
Thanks everyone and welcome "Treme" fans
We're really grateful for all the response so far from all of you. And for the link on the "Treme" Facebook page. It's so great that fans of that show... Read more
As promised - The Original Pinettes celebrate Saints' Superbowl victory
There's all kinds of stuff we love that won't fit into our film. DP Andre Lambertson wasn't there that night - just me and my little camera - but I... Read more
Thank you! - and Why is there suddenly a $126 reward? And other reward questions. And The Original Pinettes!
Thanks so much for those of you who've got us off to a great start. We are happy to see backers at all levels, and we're grateful to you all.... Read more