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Louisiana on Film: A Guide

Film, television, and documentaries with a Louisiana connection on DVD in the Music & Media Center of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library.

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This guide is a maintained list of DVDs that have been acquired since 2010 for Howard-Tilton Memorial Library's Media Services and are in some way attached to Louisiana.  The titles presented here do not reflect our entire holdings, additional titles may be found by searching the catalog for videorecordings using the search term "Louisiana."  If you have any questions or are having trouble finding something specific, please feel free to contact us so that we can assist in your search or place a request for the media you need.

Popular Titles

poster image for Don't Eat the Baby: Adventures at Post-Katrina Mardi Gras

Don't Eat the Baby: Adventures at Post-Katrina Mardi Gras

Examines the social, political, and economic context of Mardi Gras in New Orleans in 2006, the first after Hurricane Katrina.

theatrical poster for the film The Sons of Tennessee Williams

The Sons of Tennessee Williams

Tells the story of the gay men of New Orleans who created a vast culture of public "drag balls" that predates established gay liberation history in the U.S. by nearly ten years. 

still image of a Mardi Gras Indian from the film Always for Pleasure

Always for Pleasure

Part 1 captures the music, food, and street celebrations that typify New Orleans.

Part 2 focuses on the annual revival of Black Indian social and cultural traditions, featuring the Wild Tchoupitoulas and other Black Indian tribes as they prepare for and celebrate Mardi Gras. 

theatrical poster for the film If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise

If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise

This follow-up to director Spike Lee's documentary, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, focuses on the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, five years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.