Always for Pleasure

Film, Documentaries
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Les Blank continues to map the USA's rich heritage of regional cultures, bringing to New Orleans street parades, jazz funerals, and the Mardi Gras itself, the same kind of effusively enthusiastic documentary sensibility that has turned portraits of the lifestyles surrounding blues, Cajun, and Tex-Mex music into full-blooded celebrations. Good-time film-making, ethnography with rhythm: the title says all you need to know about Blank's unique movie on the tributaries of rock'n'roll.

By: PT

Release details

Duration: 58 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Les Blank
Cast: 'Blue Lu' Barker
Longhair Kid Thomas Valentine
Irma Thomas
Allen Toussaint
Wild Tchoupitoulas
Neville Brothers
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