Night & Day

November 12 - 18, 1998

november 18
Perhaps no film has captured the gritty glamour of the party-hard atmosphere of New Orleans better than director Les Blank's 1978 documentary Always for Pleasure. Filmed in the back streets of the city, Blank captures parades, pageants, musicians, drunken Irish marchers, and cooks preparing magnificent feasts of crawfish. His film chronicles the activities of the black Indian tribes in New Orleans whose annual rituals combine work and play, aggression and sensuality, and just about everything else. It's a look at New Orleans that moves beyond the bare breasts and mountains of beads and takes you to the heart of the city. Well worth checking out. The MAC screens Always a Pleasure on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Admission is $3-$5. 3120 McKinney. Call (214) 953-1055.

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