Les Blank Always for Pleasure 1968-2006 1080p Criterion Collection Blu-ray AVC LPCM 1.0

Always for Pleasure (1978)

Director: Les Blank
Stars: Blue Lu Barker, Henry ‘Professor Longhair’ Byrd, Dr. John, Aaron Neville

Runtime: 58 minutes (taken from iMDB)
Genre: Documentary

Rating: 7.5* (may differ)
Votes: 330 (may differ)

Release Date: 1982-05-20 (taken from IMDb)
Viewer Rating (TV/MPAA): NOT RATED (taken from IMDb)

Summary: A look at the spirit of New Orleans. First a funeral: Allen Toussaint explains that you arrive slow and cut up afterwards. Then it’s food, with a lesson in eating crayfish at Frankie and Johnny’s. Next, a St. Patrick’s Day party: New Orleans celebrates holidays on the streets. Then it’s preparation for Mardi gras, with roots in slave days, when slaves gathered on Sundays to prepare for the one holiday they could celebrate. The Wild Tchoupitoulas society makes Indian costumes to honor the help Indians gave slaves. At Mardi gras, we’re with this society parading, singing, and partying. We end with the annual parade for St. Joseph, the saint of the people. More music, dance and ritual.

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5 Responses

  1. Johhny says:

    Is it possible to reupload? I can’t find this gem anywhere else! I would really appreciate it.

  2. Sandip says:

    Amazing. Thanks for reupload

  3. Tony Flow says:

    I can’t believe I missed this one. I’d really appreciate a reu-pload, it’s impossible to find this material anywhere

  4. Cinefreak says:

    Thank you so much! This is awesome.

  5. Bananaman says:

    Thanks, been on the look out for this for ages.

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