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
Upcoming screenings of The Whole Gritty City
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
NYCscreening presented by the Black Documentary... 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...and now available on Vimeo on Demand
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 this link:... 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 for kids,... 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
Would you like to see “The Whole Gritty City” screen in your community?
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
link to article
Thanks to all of you for helping bring this film to this point!
excerpt:There's not an award for the New Orleans-iest movie shown at the New... Read more
Additional New Orleans Film Festival Screening Information
October 12th at 6:30pm at The Contemporary Arts Center.
There will be a second screening... Read more
Information on the premiere of The Whole Gritty City
Dear Backers of The Whole Gritty City,
The world premiere of The Whole Gritty City will take place iat 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
Our NEW Kickstarter campaign has begun: Launching the Film
The 524 supporters of "The Whole Gritty City" who backed the film on Kickstarter in Spring 2011 were crucial to getting us to the point where the film is now... Read more
Another Roots of Music band member joins cast of "Treme".
Last year Jaron "Bear" Williams played a role in HBO's Treme. The young Roots of Music trumpeter featured in The Whole Gritty Cityplayed the part of, well, a... Read more
Thanks for helping us tell this story
When this film was just beginning at the end of 2007, there was no Kickstarter. The idea of getting direct support from people all over the country who would be... Read more
Less than one day to go
As soon as I finish writing this and get off the internet, I'm opening the Avid editing program and we plunge back into editing the film full time. That's possible... Read more
The home stretch
479 backers - that's really amazing and gratifying. Of course it's great to get the funds to help us complete this film in any (legal and ethical) form, but I... Read more
Sorry for anyone trying to deal with the Kickstarter server outage
The Kickstarter servers were having big problems most of today (March 29). Apologies to anyone trying to find us in the middle of that. We seem to be back. Thanks... Read more
Bear on "Treme"
Bear, the young Roots of Music trumpeter featured in The Whole Gritty City, will appear in episodes of the upcoming second season of HBO's Treme. You can get a... Read more
We've surpassed our goal! Thanks from all of us.
So far today there are two high points. Just 15 days after starting our Kickstarter campaign, your pledges have combined to surpass our goal of $20,000. The other is this... Read more
Thanks to all 264 of you!
(And please don't feel left out, backer #265, etc., but I'm struggling to take this all in.) I started to write messages to thank you individually, but I'm hopelessly behind,... Read more
Exhibit at Duke University of Bruce Davenport Jr's marching band art
We're not allowed to change the rewards backers have already signed up for. But in view of the popularity of the video download of the film (when the DVD is... Read more
Happy Mardi Gras!
The Whole Gritty Citywill tell the story of three of the bands that power the Mardi Gras parades, and of the hero-musicians who lead them. In our first week... Read more
Thanks for a great first day.
Your support in just the first day has made us one of Kickstarter's recommended projects. We got to spend the last 3 Mardi Gras parade seasons marching along with the... Read more