Directed by the Ross Brothers (Bill & Turner), Tchoupitoulas is…
… a story of the New Orleans night. Abstractly aural and visual, it is a sensory document of one night in the many lives of a thriving nocturnal populace. Three young boys act as our wide-eyed conduits to a parade of entertainers and revelers as they dance through the lamp lit streets and doorways of the Crescent City. From dusk to dawn, from Rampart to the river, we explore the lives and locales of one of the world’s most unique cities. In moments surreal, and others patiently observational, Tchoupitoulas is a kaleidoscopic odyssey into another side of New Orleans.
The award-winning Ross Brothers are no strangers to SXSW; their feature film debut, 45365, won the SXSW Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2009.
I’m intrigued by what their latest work, Tchoupitoulas, reads, looks and sounds like.
By the way, “Tchoupitoulas” is a street in New Orleans once a river shipping commerce hotspot (it’s close to the Mississippi River), but is now heavily residential and commercial, with hotels, restaurants and lots of people traffic.
Watch the film’s teaser trailer below and meet you 3 young wide-eyed conduits: