- The first Mardi Gras in America was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama in 1703. In 2008, the celebration is still racially segregated. Go into the parallel hearts of the city's two carnivals. With unprecedented access, the director traces the exotic world of secret mystic societies and centuries-old traditions and pageantry. From the crowns, the gowns, the surreal masks, to the enormous paper mache floats. Uncover a tangled web of historical violence and power dynamics, both of which are elusive forces that keep this hallowed tradition organized along color lines.
- In English.
- DVD, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
- Cinematographer, Michael Simmonds.
Title from container.
Originally released in 2007.
Special features: Audio commentary by director Margaret Brown and cinematographer Michael Simmonds; deleted scenes; footage from the film's Mobile, Alabama premiere; theatrical trailer.
ALA VRT Notable Videos for Adults, 2009.
Public performance rights included.
- 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- plastic; metal; polychrome
- digital; optical
- video file; DVD video; region 1
- ORD DVD
Other Standard Numbers:
- Universal Product Code: 717119116248
Publisher Number, New Yorker Video: NYD 116209