The Making and Digital Restoration of I WENT TO THE DANCE

Mar 16, 2021

5:00pm – 5:30pm CT

This virtual Q & A, hosted by journalist/author, Joe Nick Patoski, will go behind the scenes of the making of the celebrated 1989 feature documentary on the roots of SW Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole/Zydeco music, I WENT TO THE DANCE. Featured are Co-Filmmaker/Producer, Chris Strachwitz, Co-Filmmaker/Editor Maureen Gosling and Associate Producer/Sound Recordist, Chris Simon. It will also delve into the challenges and magic behind the 2021 ground-breaking 5k digital restoration of a documentary, I WENT TO THE DANCE, by Harrod Blank and Anthony Matt. Blank, the son of the late Co-Filmmaker/Cinematographer Les Blank, took on the task to bring back to life this exuberant film which celebrates the most important and influential performers of the era.

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Harrod Blank

Les Blank Films Inc

Maureen Gosling

Les Blank Films Inc

Anthony Matt

Les Blank Films Inc

Joe Nick Patoski

Austin to ATX

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