Dry Wood

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A glimpse into the life, food, and Mardi Gras celebrations of black Creoles in French Louisiana, featuring the stories and music of "Bois Sec" Ardoin and Canray Fontenot. "Dry Wood" is one of a number of Les Blank's critically acclaimed films on Lousiana life and culture.

  • Film by: Les Blank, Maureen Gosling
  • Produced by: Flower Films
  • Cinematographer: Les Blank
  • Sound: Maureen Gosling
  • Editor: Les Blank, Maureen Gosling
  • Other Credits: Special thanks to John Lomax, Jr. and Chris Strachwitz.
  • Funding: The National Endowment for the Arts
  • Original Format: Film: 16mm
  • © 1973, Les Blank
  • 37mins, Color