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)

Kathleen Delgado avatar
Kathleen Delgado

I was entertained. This movie is simply a well structured, interesting and remarkably smart movie.

Keith avatar

This movie was absolutely great in my opinion; it might even be my favorite movie at this moment.

Jean avatar

It`s a wonderful movie. In my opinion it`s a best movie what I see!

Hannah W. avatar
Hannah W.

If you're a fan of Documentary movies, then this is your dream come true. This is the type of film you fantasized about growing up!

Kathy Ramirez avatar
Kathy Ramirez

It is a movie that i would watch again... loved everything about it!!!

Jane B. avatar
Jane B.

Great movie. Great actors.

Maria R. avatar
Maria R.

I thought it was good. I enjoyed it and it's a movie I'd watch again in the future.

Carol R. avatar
Carol R.

This is the cutest movie!! Literally the cutest.

Grace avatar

The best movie I've seen in a long long time. Beautifully written and executed. Seriously. Amazing.

Susan avatar

Ernest Collins at his best! I would certainly recommend this film to anyone and it boasts an excellent soundtrack. Go see the film and go buy the soundtrack. They are too good to be missed.

Joyce avatar

What a great movie. The characters journey was perfect in every way. The mood and feel changes were riveting.

Lauren avatar

Fantastic movie, my wife and I loved it.