RESPECT: The Original Pinettes Brass Band

This documentary tells the story of the only female brass band in New Orleans, the birthplace of Jazz. Brass bands in New Orleans are a musical genre that is overwhelmingly male dominated. It's a gritty, tough, marching band musical culture that bubbles up from the streets. From the first moment of their original formation as a band, the Pinettes have to fight for respect. Because they're females in a male dominated field, they struggle to be taken seriously as musicians, and to be considered innovators and standard bearers for a century old musical tradition. After sharpening their performing skills and honing their repertoire, the Pinettes decide to compete in the legendary Red Bull Street Kings brass band competition. As you might expect, their initial effort falls short. Three long years later they return with a vengence and take the title, renaming it from Street Kings to Street Queens and retiring the competition because sponsors felt it was impossible to ever top the drama of their improbable victory. We also learn the background and motivations of these powerful ladies who demand respect from their male contemporaries and are celebrated by a loyal fan base. Along the way, we hear from some key contributors that expand on the uniqueness and the passion that the Pinettes display in their pursuit of their musical mission. At this historical moment of women's empowerment, it is heartening to experience yet another example of ladies getting their due.

Running Time
26 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Ernest Collins
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «RESPECT: The Original Pinettes Brass Band» (20)

Billy Harrison avatar
Billy Harrison

Loved the movie. Definitely worth watching especially if you like Documentary

Jeremy avatar

Simply amazing! Great film.

Carol avatar

Saw the movie.. again and again. Besides the fact that the script is great, the actors are at their best.

Larry B. avatar
Larry B.

Absolutely outstanding true movie! Will watch it again and again!

Jessica D. avatar
Jessica D.

The casting was done perfectly. I don't think I've ever watched a movie as visually stunning as this one.

Rachel Silva avatar
Rachel Silva

Don't miss out on what could possibly be the best Documentary film this year!

Wayne Murray avatar
Wayne Murray

Excellent, loved it!!!

Denise Gardner avatar
Denise Gardner

this movie made me feel like hmmm.

James Oliver avatar
James Oliver

Loved this movie, the premise, the build up and action. The action was believable, and the story is one that is still playing out in this country.

Louis Kim avatar
Louis Kim

U just can't simply predict whats up next. Believe me, U can't! This movie delivers much more than i expected and i expected a lot.

Sara Kim avatar
Sara Kim

This movie Rocks!!!! An ambush of engaging sequences that leaves you satisfied

Madison N. avatar
Madison N.

Waaaaaayyyyy better than I thought it would be based on the previews.