Item Details

Dry Wood [videorecording]

Flower Films presents ; a film by Les Blank with Maureen Gosling
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Documents the music and customs of French-speaking Blacks near the town of Mamou in southwest Louisiana. Features an older, rural style of Cajun music performed by "Bois Sec" Ardoin, his sons, and Canray Fontenot. Shows incidents in the lives of the Ardoin and Fontenot families including work in rice fields, a "men's only" supper, a hog butchering party, and a country Mardi Gras celebration.
Director
Les Blank; Maureen Gosling
Release Date
1973
Run Time
37 min.
Language
In English and Cajun French with English subtitles
Variant Title
Title on container: Les Blank's Dry wood
Credits
Camera and editor, Les Blank ; subtitles, Russell Dupuis.
Published
El Cerrito, CA : Flower Films, [2005?]
Recording Info
Originally produced in 1973.
Description
1 videodisc (37 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD.
Technical Details
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