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Always for Pleasure (U.S., 1978): Always for Pleasure: The Films of Les Blank
Film - Documentary | July 8 | 7 p.m. | Tolman Hall
Always For Pleasure presents festivity as essential to the human spirit. In New Orleans, even a funeral procession ends with a raucous danceYou take em on out and you boogie back, explains musician Allen Toussaint. Blanks camera enters the heart of such jubilant celebrationswith drinking, dancing, and eating in the streetsfrom St. Patricks Day with revelers dressed in green to the Mardi Gras Indian Parade where African American chiefs compete in elaborate Native Americaninspired feathered costumes. You will ache to participate; join us at 5 p.m. for a special prescreening dinner!
$5.50 BAM/PFA members and UC Berkeley students, $6.50 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $9.50 General admission
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