The music and culture of New Orleans is examined in this cheeky documentary. Colorful and humorously shot, Louisiana culture is on display, with a jazz funeral procession, musical performances, singing, dancing, marching, as fellas the glorious folk art. of the region. Andouille, ham hocks, and red beans are prepared. Allan Toussaint and Irma Thomas are interviewed, and Professor Longhair and the Neville Brothers perform. Legba is briefly mentioned. And of course, crawfish are boiled. A surprisingly whimsical film, a little girl whizzes by on a skateboard, and the ornate and meaningful costumes of the Wild Tchoupitoulas are created. Gorgeous and joyous, don't pass up Always For Pleasure.
Speaking of passing up something pleasurable, don't forget to check out my review of They're Watching at Cultured Vultures.
I can't really guarantee watching the film or my review will be that pleasurable, though.