|DRY WOOD (director/writer: Les Blank; cinematographer: Les Blank; editor: Maureen Gosling; music: Bois Sec Ardoin/Canray Fontenot; Runtime: 37; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Les Blank; Janus Films; 1973)|
wrong seeing this earthy film."
by Dennis Schwartz
Les Blank ("Burden of
Dreams"/"A Poem is a Naked
Person"/"Spend It All") and his unobtrusive camera
visit the French-speaking black Creoles in their rural
southern Louisiana Delta communities. It's a
rich slice of life film that captures the normal
routines of the Creoles. It shows them preparing for
Mardi Gras, goofing around, butchering hogs for a
community gumbo, tending to their livestock and it
focuses on two great old-time musicians:
singer/accordionist Antoine "Bois Sec" Ardoin and
fiddler Canray Fontenot. The featured music is
hybrid of blues, folk and Tex-Mex music.
Can't go wrong seeing this earthy film.
REVIEWED ON 8/2/2015 GRADE: B
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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