Tchoupitoulas

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $19,375Details
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Synopsis

In sync with innovative instincts they demonstrated in their first feature 45365, Bill and Turner Ross' Tchoupitoulas takes the term documentary to mean, primarily, the documenting of an experience - a distinct time and a place and the people that inhabit it. No interviews, no voiceover; just the evocation of an existence and the feelings it conjures. Three young brothers take a secret sunset journey across a river to a pleasure island that's always been forbidden to them. As such, the narrative conceit of Tchoupitoulas is as timeless as a fairy tale. But through the eyes of our juvenile protagonists, we experience an impressionistic immersion into this beguiling kaleidoscope of dancers, musicians, hustlers, drag queens, and revelers that parade through the lamp-lit streets between Rampart and the river. While the kids can only glance at the glittery surface, the camera follows the melodies that emanate from these corridors to admit us to the cabarets, into the dark alleyways, next to the barflies, behind the curtains, and on the bandstand with the people who make this place their audience, their stage, their home. The Rosses capture the fleeting moments of an enduring experience in one of the world’s most unique cities.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
88% - Fresh
Audience
69% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: December 7th, 2012 (Limited) by Oscilloscope Pictures
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Keywords: Stripping, One Night, Musicians, Jazz
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual

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Cast

William Zanders    Himself
Bryan Zanders    Himself
Kentrell Zanders    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Bill Ross
Director    Turner Ross
Producer    Bill Ross
Producer    Turner Ross
Cinematographer    Bill Ross
Cinematographer    Turner Ross
Sound Editor    Bill Ross
Sound Editor    Turner Ross
Executive Producer    Michael Gottwald
Executive Producer    Dan Janvey
Executive Producer    Josh Penn
Sound Editor    Lawrence Everson
Music Supervisor    Joe Rudge

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/12/07 90 $2,379   1 $2,379   $2,379 3
2012/12/14 85 $1,774 -25% 2 $887   $5,551 10
2013/01/04 67 $4,420   5 $884   $10,431 31

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