A look at Fat Tuesday, a day and night of revelry during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. “Fat Tuesday” is a 1976 documentary that looks at the “other” side, away from the cotillions, tuxedos and tails. It is a visual orgy, each person acting out a fantasy, creating a temporary reality totally removed from day-to-day existence. “Fat Tuesday is a stunning, impressionistic film. If you have never experienced firsthand the flipped sights and sounds and rhythms of that unique American ritual, ‘Fat Tuesday’ is the next best thing. A sensational mood piece.” -Donia Mills, The Washington Star. Produced by Carl Colby. Directed by Michael Day. Featuring the Wild Magnolias, The Society Jazz Band and The Hurricanes.
22 minutes • Color