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Dallas VideoFest 26: Always for Pleasure

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Always for Pleasure is a look at the spirit of New Orleans. First a funeral: Allen Toussaint explains that you arrive slow and cut up afterwards. Then it's food, with a lesson in eating crayfish at Frankie and Johnny's. Next, a St. Patrick's Day party: New Orleans celebrates holidays on the streets. Then it's preparation for Mardi gras, with roots in slave days, when slaves gathered on Sundays to prepare for the one holiday they could celebrate. The Wild Tchoupitoulas society makes Indian costumes to honor the help Indians gave slaves. At Mardi Gras, we're with this society parading, singing, and partying. We end with the annual parade for St. Joseph, the saint of the people. More music, dance and ritual.

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Alamo Drafthouse Richardson
100 S. Central Expy.
#14
Richardson, TX 75080
http://dallasvideofest.festivalgenius.com/2013/films/alwaysforpleasure_lesblank_dallasvideofest2013

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$8
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