The Order of Myths Reviews

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November 17, 2011
November 7, 2008
A well-constructed documentary about a surprising remnant of segregation in the new South, The Order of Myths gracefully explores Mobile's Mardi Gras celebrations and profiles the young people playing at royalty at these ceremonies' hearts.
October 18, 2008
An invaluable portrait of us-and-them America, a smart, generous, poignant, quietly disturbing movie about secrecy and hospitality.
October 18, 2008
Entertaining and provocative.
July 25, 2008
On both sides of the Mobile Mardi Gras divide, people seem to be edging toward a desire for reconciliation, but there remain significant differences about what that might entail.
July 25, 2008
Wise and soberly affecting documentary about the separate but unequal Mardi Gras festivities that take place each year in Mobile, Ala.
April 3, 2009
Mobile and its still-segregated Mardi Gras tradition seem to be world unto themselves, presented without reference to the wider world's pressing issues--the failing economy, environmental concerns, war in Iraq. The documentary's impressive compilation of
February 11, 2009
Reveals ceremonies that are exotic, unexpected, colorful and incredibly ritualized, layered with vast amounts of denial, submerged agendas and hypocrisy.
January 20, 2009
Separate but equal is alive and well in America; see how it works at Mardi Gras in Mobile
January 19, 2009
A good time is had by all even in light of public displays of racial segregation in the Mobile, Alabama's Mardi Gras celebration.
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