Seemingly off-the-cuff yet poetically constructed, these films are humane, sometimes wry, always engaging tributes to music, food, and all sorts of regionally specific delights.

— Criterion Collection

Crawfish & Zydeco

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Come celebrate Cajun food and Creole music! The Nick is traveling south with a joyous pairing from auteur Les Blank.

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In this film, Blank exuberantly captures the performances of Creole musician Clifton Chenier, the King of Zydeco, a blues-inspired genre originating in southwest Louisiana.

1973. USA. 54 min. NR.

Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking

Blank offers an inside look into the preparation of traditional Cajun dishes ranging from Étoufée to Boudin. Featuring popular Cajun musicians preparing some of their favorite traditional dishes, while their music drifts through the background.

1990. USA. 31 min. NR.

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1973. USA. NR. 53min. NR.