Always for Pleasure (1978)





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Always for Pleasure is a plotless cinematic celebration of the Mardi Gras. Director Les Blank concentrates less on the parades and such that the tourists get to see, preferring to dwell on the sensual pleasures of the festival. There's music aplenty, modern rock blending effortlessly with jazz and Cajun tunes. Blank has an errant eye for the bizarre and beautiful, and offers us generous portions of both. The only drawback to Always for Pleasure is that's all over in a mere 58 minutes.
Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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Professor Longhair
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Kid Thomas Valentine
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Irma Thomas
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The Neville Brothers
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The colorful documentary celebrates New Orleans during Mardi Gras.

Full Review… | August 9, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

With the release of the Always for Pleasure box set, Criterion does a major service to the world of documentary film.

Full Review… | June 4, 2015
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