Spend It All
Directed by Les Blank • 1971 • United States
Ethnographer of the offbeat and hyper-regional Les Blank offers a rich, fragrant look at the vitality of the Cajun lifestyle, paying special attention to the food, music (including legendary figures like the Balfa Brothers, Marc Savoy, and Nathan Abshire), and humor of the culture. Infused with the filmmaker’s zest for life and people, this is a joyous immersion into a culture steeped in tradition and an unshakeable sense of community.
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Directed by Glen Pitre • 1986 • United States
Starring Armand Assante, Gail Youngs, Michael Schoeffling
Inspired by the many trickster tales in Cajun folklore, this milestone of 1980s regional American filmmaking from pioneering Cajun writer-producer-director Glen Pitre follows the adventures of...