I Went To The Dance/J'ai Été Au Bal

"I Went to The Dance"/"J'ai été au bal"

Beautiful, pristine 5K restoration of the celebrated film on the Cajun & Creole/Zydeco music & culture of SW Louisiana. “An exuberant tribute to the continuing vitality of Louisiana’s Cajun & Zydeco music, (Illuminated by) passion humor & common sense.” Vincent Canby, NYTimes. Exhilarating performances by the most important & influential artists of the era: Clifton Chenier, Marc & Ann Savoy, BeauSoleil, D.L. Menard, Rockin’ Sidney, Wayne Toups, Queen Ida and more. Les' son Harrod Blank & Anthony Matt (A Poem Is A Naked Person 2015, Chulas Fronteras 2019) team again to do the scanning & remaster of this film, utilizing Diamant software. Film by Les Blank, Chris Strachwitz & Maureen Gosling

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Les Blank

Chris Strachwitz



Directors: Les Blank, Chris Strachwitz
Executive Producer: Harrod Blank (Digital Master)
Producer: Chris Strachwitz
Cinematographer: Les Blank
Editor: Maureen Gosling
Music: Marc & Ann Savoy, Dewey Balfa, Boozoo Chavez, Clifton Chenier, Michael Doucet, Dennis McGee
Principal Cast: Clifton Chenier, Marc & Ann Savoy, Boozoo Chavis, Dewey Balfa, Paul Daigle, Alphonse Ardoin, BeauSoleil, John Delafose, Barry Jean Ancelet, Wayne Toups
Additional Credits: Associate Producer: Chris Simon, Post Prodcution & Restoration (Digital Master): Anthony Matt, Color Correction (Digital Master): Robbie Renfrow , Audio Restoration (Digital Master): Nick Bergh, Assistant Camera : Susan Kell , Additional Camera : Stephen Lighthill


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Year: 2021
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English and French
Runtime: 83 mins