Dry Wood (1973)

About the Film

A glimpse into the life, food, and Mardi Gras celebrations of black Creoles in French Louisiana, featuring the stories and music of "Bois Sec" Ardoin and Canray Fontenot. Dry Wood is one of a number of Les Blank\'s critically acclaimed films on Lousiana life and culture. Hot Pepper, a film on zydeco great Clifton Chenier, is a companion to Dry Wood. These films and many other important documentary films about American folklife are available on DVD at Les Blank’s Flower Films.


For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Les Blank, Maureen Gosling, the distributor Flower Films, or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: Les Blank, Maureen Gosling
  • Produced by: Flower Films
  • Cinematographer: Les Blank
  • Sound: Maureen Gosling
  • Editor: Les Blank, Maureen Gosling
  • Other Credits: Special thanks to John Lomax, Jr. and Chris Strachwitz.
  • Funding: The National Endowment for the Arts
  • Original Format: Film: 16mm
  • © 1973, Les Blank
  • 37mins, Color
  • Categories:
    Foodways Music African American Culture