Today at The Clinton: Tuesday, Feb 20

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Fifth Annual Clinton Street FAT TUESDAY Celebration

Fifth Annual Clinton Street FAT TUESDAY Celebration

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It's time to break out your Mardi Gras finest and celebrate Fat Tuesday with a night of film, music and great southern food! Costumes and masks are welcome as we kick off an evening to celebrate living it up before Lent.

Aside from the jamabalaya, gumbo and cornbread we'll have on hand (for a small donation), we'll be screening two classic documentaries from the late great Les Blank, who was famous for his films about Southern culture.

Many thanks to KBOO Community Radio, our media sponsor and partner. 

DRY WOOD
Director: 
Les Blank
Country: 
USA
Year: 
1973
Runtime: 
37 minutes

"Dry Wood" is an almost continual round of barbecues, expositions on sausage making, and demonstrations of gumbo preparation where Blank gets so close to the action that he's almost using his lens to stir the pot.

--- J. Hoberman, American Film

DRY WOOD is one of a number of Les Blank's critically acclaimed films on Lousiana life and culture--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. 

Always for Pleasure
Director: 
Les Blank
Country: 
USA
Year: 
1978
Runtime: 
58 minutes

An intense insider’s portrait of New Orleans’ street celebrations and unique cultural gumbo: Second-line parades, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest. Features live music from Professor Longhair, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, the Neville Brothers and more. This glorious, soul-satisfying film is among Blank’s special masterworks.

Special Admission

$5 suggested donation; no one turned away